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Author Joshi, R. D. (Rajendra Dhoj)

Title Secondary education in Ethiopia : supporting growth and transformation / Rajendra Dhoj Joshi and Adriaan Verspoor
Published Washington, DC : International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 226 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Executive Summary; Tables; Table E.1: Possible Phasing of Secondary Education Reforms; Chapter 1 Macroeconomic Context and Human Capital Challenges; Recent Economic Performance; Table 1.1: Ethiopia: Basic Indicators, 2009; Figures; Figure 1.1: GDP Growth Rate Comparison; The New Growth and Transformation Plan; Table 1.2: Evolution of the Structure of the Ethiopian Economy; Table 1.3: Projected Growth and Structure of GDP, by Economic Sector, 2010-25
Education Development Since 1991Implementing the 1994 Education and Training Policy; Figure 2.1: Enrollments in Primary and Secondary Education, 1967-2009; Figure 2.2: Trends in Secondary Education GER, 1994-2011; Trends in Education Expenditure; Table 2.1: Participation Rates in Education by Grade Level, 2010/11; Challenges: Access; Table 2.2: Education Expenditures as Percentage of Government Spending and GDP, by Fiscal Year; Table 2.3: Progress toward ESDP IV Enrollment Targets; Figure 2.3: Enrollment Pyramid for Students in Poorest Quintile, by Age, 2005
Figure 1.5: Share of Firms Rating Skills of Managers, Professionals, and Skilled Workers as Important, Indonesia, 2008Box 1.2: Economic Reform in Vietnam; Table 1.6: Links between Education and Economic Development in Korea, Rep., 1960s-present; Contribution of Education to Economic Growth; Table 1.7: Private Returns to Education in Ethiopia, Selected Studies; Box 1.3: Recent Estimates of Returns to Secondary Education and Training; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 2 Education in Ethiopia: Achievements and Challenges; Modern Education in the Twentieth Century
Figure 2.4: Rural and Urban Enrollment Compared, by Age, 2005Figure 2.5: Secondary Education Gross Enrollment Rate, by Region, 2009/10; Figure 2.6: Primary and Secondary Enrollment Rates, by Age and Wealth, 2005; Challenges: Quality and Learning Achievement; Table 2.4: Comparison of Target and Actual Efficiency Indicators for Secondary Education; Table 2.5: Percentage of Students Scoring below 50 percent on NLA Tests, 2010; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 3 The Place of Secondary Education in an Economic Transformation Strategy; Evolving Skill Profile
Table 1.4: Composition of GDP of Selected Middle-Income Countries, 1994 and 2009Human Capital Implications; Figure 1.2: Change in Employment by Sector, East Asia, 1999-2010; Figure 1.3: Average Number of Years of Schooling Completed by Individuals Aged 15+ Years, 1980-2010; Boxes; Box 1.1: Labor Skills and Productivity in Ethiopia; Table 1.5: Ethiopian Firms that Find Worker Skills a Severe or Very Severe Constraint on Business; Figure 1.4: Economywide Measures of Routine and Nonroutine Task Input, United States, 1969-98
Summary Becoming a middle-income economy is an explicit development goal of many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This book assesses the implications of that goal for secondary education in Ethiopia. It shows that a rapid expansion of secondary education will be needed to support the country?s transition from a low-income economy with substantial subsistence agriculture to a lower-middle-income economy with an increased share of commercial agriculture, as well as growing industrial and service sectors. As Ethiopia moves towards this goal, the demand for a labor force with skills beyond basic literacy
Notes "A World Bank Study."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Education -- Ethiopia.
Education, Secondary -- Ethiopia.
Form Electronic book
Author Verspoor, Adriaan, 1942-
ISBN 0821397273
0821397303 (electronic bk.)
9780821397305 (electronic bk.)