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The Resource Books, buildings, and learning outcomes : an impact evaluation of World Bank support to basic education in Ghana, Howard Nial White, (electronic book)

Books, buildings, and learning outcomes : an impact evaluation of World Bank support to basic education in Ghana, Howard Nial White, (electronic book)

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Books, buildings, and learning outcomes : an impact evaluation of World Bank support to basic education in Ghana
Title
Books, buildings, and learning outcomes
Title remainder
an impact evaluation of World Bank support to basic education in Ghana
Statement of responsibility
Howard Nial White
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the impact of World Bank-supported educational reforms introduced in Ghana since 1986 and related investment projects in support of basic education. A nation-wide survey of households, schools, and teachers found that both the quantity and quality of schooling has improved over the last fifteen years. Enrolments in basic education have increased by over 10 percent compared to 15 years ago. And whereas 15 years ago nearly two-thirds of primary school graduates were illiterate, less than one in twenty are so today. These improvements in learning outcomes are clearly and strongly linked to better welfare as measured by higher income, better nutrition, and reduced mortality.; The gains in educational outputs can be directly linked to better school quality, manifested in improved infrastructure and greater availability of school supplies. Today it is the norm to have one textbook per child for math and English: rather than one per class as was common before the advent of reforms. Increased school quality can in turn be linked to the Bank's support which has financed the construction of 8,000 classroom blocks and provided 35 million textbooks over the last 15 years. Moreover Bank support helped sustain initially unpopular reforms, demonstrating the efficacy of working in partnership with a government committed to a well-defined sectoral strategy
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CaPaEBR
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1960-
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White, Howard
Dewey number
370/.9667
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC1035.8.G4
LC item number
W55 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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World Bank
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  • Basic education
  • Educational assistance
  • Educational evaluation
  • World Bank
  • Banque mondiale
Label
Books, buildings, and learning outcomes : an impact evaluation of World Bank support to basic education in Ghana, Howard Nial White, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10066554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxvii, 221 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821358849
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Books, buildings, and learning outcomes : an impact evaluation of World Bank support to basic education in Ghana, Howard Nial White, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10066554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxvii, 221 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821358849
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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