Secondary education for refugee adolescents: education issue brief 6

Despite progress in enrolment and retention of refugee children in primary education services in recent years, access to secondary education for refugee adolescents remains a critical gap across UNHCR operations. This education brief outlines key information on secondary education programming for refugees. The brief highlights that globally, only one in four refugee adolescents are in… Read more


Evidence on girls’ secondary education

Overview of key findings: The cost of secondary education, including fees, other direct costs and opportunity costs constitute the primary barrier to secondary education in most contexts. The costs are often higher for girls than boys. Strategies that address the cost barriers, such as fee elimination and cash transfers are generally effective at increasing girls’… Read more


Diversified secondary education and development: evidence from Colombia and Tanzania

Secondary schools that offer pre-vocational courses in conjunction with traditional ones have flourished over the past decade in many developing countries. In fact, interest in these “diversified” schools seems to be growing because more and more governments are seeking assistance to establish diversified curricula. Although the World Bank has been investing heavily in these educational… Read more


Financing the expansion of secondary schools in low income countries

In February 2014, as part of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) ongoing professional development of their education advisers, Prof. Keith Lewin delivered a series of seminars on secondary education development. Prof. Lewin is an expert in International Education and Development from University of Sussex. This page shows videos and resources for the second… Read more


Secondary Education Development

In February 2014, as part of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) ongoing professional development of their education advisers, Prof. Keith Lewin delivered a series of seminars on secondary education development. Prof. Lewin is an expert in International Education and Development from University of Sussex. His seminars cover several key topics including the rationales… Read more


What works in secondary education

The report focuses on four areas:  Quality (focusing on teacher training) This section discusses topics including the relationship between student performance and teacher characteristics, such as qualifications, teaching experience, and indicators of academic ability or subject-matter knowledge. Challenges to teaching quality include an overemphasis on education studies, methodology distant from classroom realities, weak teaching practice… Read more


Education and Fertility in India

The report has sections on the following areas: Education and Fertility Education and Fertility in India and the Region Economic Returns to Women’s Education in India Education and Reproductive Health Initiatives Adolescent Reproductive Health Programmes  In reviews of regional and global studies: Women with primary education tend to have higher fertility than women with secondary–plus… Read more


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