Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Darvas, Péter, author

Title Basic Education Beyond the Millennium Development Goals in Ghana : How Equity in Service Delivery Affects Educational and Learning Outcomes / Peter Darvas and David Balwanz
Published Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, [2014]
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xx, 160 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Series A World Bank study
World Bank study.
Contents Front Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; About the Authors; Abbreviations; Overview; Inequity: The Central Challenge; Basic Education in Ghana: Main Findings; Figures; Figure 0.1 Primary and Secondary School Net Attendance Ratio, by Wealth Quintile and Urban-Rural Status, 2011; Maps; Tables; Table 0.1 Enrollment and NER in KG, Primary, and JHS 1990-2011/12; Figure 0.2 Primary Net Attendance Ratio, by Region, 2011; Figure 0.3 Primary PTTR, by SES, 2008/09; Map 0.1 Percentage of Trained Primary Teachers, by Region, 2011/12
Figure 0.4 Percentage of P6 Pupils Attaining Proficiency in English and Maths, by Urban-Rural StatusTable 0.2 Per-Child Expenditure in 2008 GHc Measured at District Level; Figure 0.5 Percentage of P3 and P6 Students Achieving Proficiency in English, by Region; Table 0.3 Overview of Selected Equity Improving Programs; Figure 0.6 Percentage of P3 and P6 Students Attaining Proficiency in English and Maths, 2011; Figure 0.7 Percentage of P3 and P5 Students, by Reading Comprehension Score; Figure 0.8 Percentage of Trained Teachers in Primary School and JHS, 1987/88-2009/10
Figure 0.9 Percentage of Students Reaching Minimum Competency and Proficiency, by Classroom Type, P3 English, 2011Figure 0.10 Instructional Time in Basic Schools in Four Countries; Table 0.4 Factors Explaining Teacher Absenteeism; Table 0.5 GoG Budget Share, by Budget Category and Execution in Relation to Budget Amount; Figure 0.11 Sources and Flows of Funding and Resources for a Primary School in Ghana; Teacher Policy Dilemmas; Basic Education in Ghana: Recommendations; Notes; Chapter 1 Introduction-Why Focus on Inequity?
Figure 1.1 Attendance Rates, Ages 6-14 Years, by Poverty, Gender, and Region, 2003-08Report Framework; Boxes; Box 1.1 Definitions of Key Themes; Figure 1.2 Conceptual Framework for Basic Education in Ghana; Notes; Figure 1.3 Themes and Interventions System Improvements in Literacy and Numeracy; Chapter 2 Country Context; Rapid Growth and Change; Recent Progress in Education; Persistent Challenges; Chapter 3 Education Reform History; Education Reform: 1951-2008; Recent Policy Initiatives; Notes; Chapter 4 Equity; Overview; Equitable Access
Table 4.1 Enrollment and NER in KG, Primary, and JHS, 1990-2011/12Figure 4.1 Primary and Secondary School Net Attendance Rate by Wealth Quintile and Urban-Rural Status, 2011; Figure 4.2 Primary and Secondary Net Attendance Rate by Region, 2011; Figure 4.3 Primary and JHS NER by Wealth Quintile; Box 4.1 Providing Basic Education for Children with Disabilities; Figure 4.4 Private Enrollment as a Percentage of Total Enrollment in Primary Schools, 2010/11; Equal Distribution of Inputs; Map 4.1 Percentage of Trained Primary Teachers, by Region, 2011/12
Summary Inequity is the central challenge facing basic education in Ghana and undercuts the potential contribution of basic education to Ghana's national development goals. Persistent disparities in education service delivery and inequitable allocation of resources in Ghana lead to highly inequitable educational outcomes. These inequities negatively affect system quality, efficiency and accountability and ultimately undermine broader national development. Wide-spread inequity in education service delivery significantly depresses system learning outcomes. This report describes a ""missing middle"" in t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-160)
Notes Print version record
Subject Basic education -- Ghana.
Education and state -- Ghana.
Educational assistance -- Ghana.
Educational change -- Ghana.
Educational evaluation -- Ghana.
Educational indicators -- Ghana.
Form Electronic book
Author Balwanz, David, author
ISBN 1306193907 (electronic bk.)
1464801002 (electronic bk.)
9781306193900 (electronic bk.)
9781464801006 (electronic bk.)