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  Evaluation of World Bank's Support for Primary Education | What is the Unfinished Agenda
As a co-sponsor of the 1990 Education for All (EFA) movement, the World Bank has invested heavily in the movement’s centerpiece, primary education, over the past 15 years.
The funding during the 15 year period represents almost 90 percent of Bank financing for primary education since the beginning of its support to primary education in 1963.
The Bank’s sector policy for primary education since 1990 has emphasized two main objectives: expansion of access to primary education (especially for girls and other disadvantaged), and improvement of learning outcomes.
www.worldbank.org /ieg/education/trends.html   (667 words)

  Primary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The division between primary and secondary education is somewhat arbitrary, but it generally occurs at about twelve years of age (adolescence); some educational systems have separate middle schools for that period.
Typically, primary education is provided in schools, where (in the absence of parental movement or other intervening factors) the child will stay in steadily advancing classes until they complete it and move on to secondary schooling.
The major goals of primary education are achieving basic literacy and numeracy amongst all their students, as well as establishing foundations in science, geography, history and other social sciences.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Primary_education   (627 words)

The general objective of this project is to enhance primary education by means of innovative educational ideas and improving the internal and external education environment.
The District Primary Education Programme (DPEP), the first general sector programme launched in education in Asia, is conceived as a model for overhauling the primary education system in India.
This video describes the Multi Education programme, which aims at providing education in the city, respecting cultural pluralism, promotes the use of new technologies to increase access to knowledge, improved management of educational systems, emphasis on social policies and local, national and global education cultures, including a culture of peace to preclude urban exclusion.
www.unesco.org /education/catalogues/sitevideo/themes/primary.htm   (1216 words)

 Elementary Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The challenge now is to sustain and deepen current reforms in education and encourage local planning and management of strategies for expanding and improving primary education.
The Village Education Committees(VECs), carefully formed and trained though environmental building activities in the LJ programme, are actively involved in school matters.
The project aims at universalisation and qualitative improvement of primary education in the remote and socio-economically backward villages of Rajasthan, with primary focus on girls.
www.education.nic.in /htmlweb/eleedu1.htm   (2564 words)

 Reforming Primary Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
To transform the prevailing practices of primary schooling from emphasis on student passivity to an emphasis on active student engagement in his or her learning, integration across subject disciplines, independent learning and multilevel teaching.
The emphasis of the strategies is to concentrate on capital and developmental inputs that would have optimal impact on raising the quality of primary education while adding only minimally to recurrent costs.
Primary education should be designed to meet the basic learning needs of students.
www.oecs.org /oeru/inits_primary_edu.htm   (130 words)

Education helps build ideas in ones mind, without basic education even an intelligent child would not be able to develop to his full potential.
The idea behind Free Primary Education is that education is free but the rules and regulations still apply to both teachers and pupils in the schools.
In most primary schools due to the large numbers some of the pupils attend school in the morning and the others in the afternoon, the younger children attend school in the morning so as to ensure that they get to home in time for lunch.
www.sdnp.org.mw /~phindu/primary/primary.htm   (1496 words)

 Education Ireland - Primary Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Primary schools operate an eight-year programme, consisting of two kindergarten years (Junior and Senior Infants), followed by classes 1-6.
The primary education system emphasises a child-centred approach and is founded on the belief that high quality education enables children to realise their potential as individuals and to live their lives to the fullest capacity appropriate to their particular stages of development.
State-funded primary schools tend to give priority to children living in the immediate area, but problems can arise if their classes are already full and they have a waiting list.
www.educationireland.ie /httpdocs/htm/primary/pintro.html   (454 words)

 Nongraded Primary Education
Nongraded education is the practice of teaching children of different ages and ability levels together in the same classroom, without dividing them or the curriculum into steps labeled by "grade" designations (Gaustad 1992a, p.2).
The rationale for implementing nongraded primary education comes largely from two research bases: (1) the research on child development and learning, which we have been discussing; and (2) the empirical research on the effects on children of graded and nongraded structures, which is detailed in this section.
Contrasts the dominant "psychometric" philosophy of education with the "developmental" concept in terms of their differing views of learners, the learning process, the nature of knowledge, and the goals of education.
www.nwrel.org /scpd/sirs/7/cu14.html   (6648 words)

Bussed education was implemented in order to provide an opportunity for better quality education and to provide equal opportunities to the students who had been attending multi-grade schools in slightly and sparsely populated areas or where there are no schools.
Provincial directorates of national education plan bussing system; which schools shall be selected and which locations shall be covered, in accordance with the provisions of “Regulation on Bussed Primary Education” and notify the Ministry about the needed allocation of funds.
Grades and providing of compulsory primary education for the population of this age were decided.
www.meb.gov.tr /stats/apk2001ing/Section_4/CompulsoryEducation2.htm   (593 words)

 UNICEF - The State of the World's Children 2004 - Primary education
This case study examines primary education in Bangladesh and describes the principles, structure and goals of the non-formal primary education programme implemented by the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC).
It emphasizes that universal primary education is the central commitment of Education For All.
Through a review of the literature and donors’ experiences, the authors provide a glimpse into primary education systems in the developing world and argue that the children who have been traditionally underrepresented — girls, the poor and those from rural communities — must have greater access to education and be encouraged to enrol.
www.unicef.org /sowc04/sowc04_primary_education.html   (872 words)

 UNICEF - Goal: Achieve universal primary education
Educated girls are more productive at home and better paid in the workplace, and more able to participate in social, economic and political decision-making.
These children are deprived of their right to education because their families cannot afford school fees or other related costs, or because their communities are too poor or remote to have school facilities and supplies, or because they have to work to put food on the table.
Education for Every Child’ campaign is about raising awareness, generating public support and mobilizing resources for ‘25 by 2005’, an accelerated effort to get girls in school in 25 countries.
www.unicef.org /mdg/education.html   (1981 words)

 BBC News | EDUCATION | Universal primary education by 2015
The international campaign for improved educational opportunities says that there are now 125 million children in the world who do not have a school to attend.
The cost of achieving universal primary education is calculated at $8bn - which is claimed to be equal to the amount spent on weapons in a week.
The UK campaign is promoting the call for education for all children with an updated version of the Conservative party's campaign poster - "Labour isn't working" - with the new version reading "Education isn't working".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/education/699892.stm   (262 words)

 Ministry of Education, Culture and Science - Education
The level of participation in education is high: of the Netherlands' 16 million inhabitants, nearly 3.5 million attend some form of educational programme.
Nevertheless, as a traditional centre of knowledge the country will face a number of challenges in the coming years, the most important of which are the need to make further improvements in the quality of education and to provide equal opportunities for everyone, variety of choice in education and specially tailored content and counselling.
The greatest threat is the increasing teacher shortage in primary, secondary, university and professional education.
www.minocw.nl /english/education/primary.html   (154 words)

 Development Gateway
Yet, without government and donor policies that advocate inclusive primary education, the basic human right to education may not be achieved by 2015.
This Cross-Topic Special on Universal Primary Education focuses on social and cultural exclusion as an obstacle to achieving MDG 2.
Education for All Week that focused this year on including all children in primary education, particularly those excluded because of gender, conflict, homelessness, disability, or ethnicity.
topics.developmentgateway.org /special/primary-education   (507 words)

 Barbados Education and Educational Facilities
Primary education begins at age 4 and continues until age 11, when students sit the Common Entrance Examination.
There are 74 Government primary schools, as well as several privately-run primary schools.
Because of its high educational standards and quality research, the UWI has been able to attract some of the brightest students from the Caribbean and beyond, and it maintains strong partnerships with universities in the U.K., U.S.A, and Canada, including Oxford, John Hopkins and McGill.
www.barbados.org /educate.htm   (514 words)

 Scoop Archives: Primary Education
OECD’s Education at a Glance (E@AG) report is a clear reminder of the need for governments to invest in public education, but it falls short of actually urging them to boost spending levels, PPTA junior vice president Robin Duff said today.
The Ministry of Education should be congratulated for releasing the NEMP results showing problems with basic arithmetic in primary schools as well as progress It's soundly based objective information and now it's possible to have a sensible debate...
Transforming education by focusing on the learner will be the key theme of upcoming educational conference to be held in Hamilton and in Christchurch in June.
www.scoop.co.nz /archive/scoop/index.html?k=170   (6688 words)

 Kerala Education, Educational Institutions, Courses
Primary Education consists of 2 levels, lower primary (Std I - IV) and Upper Primary (std V to VII).
Of the primary schools 61.07% are private aided, 2.98% are private unaided and 35.95% are government schools.
A centrally sponsored scheme,DPEP is a major multi - facted programme seeking to overhand and reconstruct primary education as a whole in selected educationally backward districts.
education.bizhat.com   (272 words)

 Education : Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Education : Primary Education with QTS BA (Hons)
Relevant experience with children, preferably in primary schools, medical fitness and the completion of a criminal declaration form and subsequent clearance.
The course team at the Faculty of Education are very welcoming and supportive, not to just the new students but also those who are towards the end of their course.
www.uce.ac.uk /web2/education/primary_education.html   (931 words)

 Education : Primary Education Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) / Primary Education Postgraduate ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Workshop, seminar and lecture input prepare students to teach the range of subjects found in the primary school and to reflect on the purposes and context of education.
The MA Education is a flexible part-time programme intended for those working in all education sectors, in work-based training environments or those who may have a general interest in education.
The content of entrants’ previous education should provide the necessary foundation for work as a primary teacher together with GCSE at grade C or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics and a Science subject.
www.uce.ac.uk /web2/education/primary_pgce.html   (458 words)

 Child Sponsorship - Primary Education: Save the Children
All parents want to give their children the benefit of an education, but not all parents are able to do so.
Save the Children’s community-based schools are part of a Primary Education sponsorship program that is successfully improving that ratio for thousands of Ethiopian children, as well as many more in areas where Save the Children works.
Save the Children also works with communities to remove the barriers that prevent girls from enrolling in school and today, half of the students in each community are females, while in most comparable institutions, boys outnumber girls by at least two to one.
www.savethechildren.org /sponsorship/primary-education.html   (200 words)

 The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Education by level - Primary
Education World is designed to help educators in lesson planning and classroom projects as well as in their own continuing education and professional development.
Tom Schersten is an educational consultant on K-12 Mathematics Curriculum, doing teacher-training through residencies with demonstration teaching, graduate courses, and workshops in problem solving and manipulative approaches to teaching the concepts and skills of mathematics, consistent with the NCTM Standards.
Recognizing that, whatever the role of the school, parents are the primary educators of children, St. Mary's School encourages the active engagement of parents in its work.
www.csu.edu.au /education/primary.html   (5856 words)

 Primary education: ICT in primary schools
In addition to this initial stage, grants were allocated for the period 2004-2005 for educational authority inspections to provide the resources required to equip schools with IWB and video projectors in order to assess their strengths and weaknesses.
Fifty-six educational scenarios that include the use of IWBs have also been produced and are available on the PrimTICE database (tick the "Use of Interactive Whiteboard" box).
Following the success of the "Use of IWB in primary education" project, the operation was extended into 2005-2006, with additional grants being awarded to all education authorities in order to double the number of interactive whiteboards used in schools with the assistance of local authorities.
www.educnet.education.fr /eng/primaire/whiteboards.htm   (647 words)

 Primary Websites
Numeracy Software: This website is for primary school teachers who would like to make better use of ICT in their mathematics teaching.
Home Education: Since 1870 the state has increasingly usurped parents rights and responsibilities as educators of our 5 to 16 year old children using the argument that this is in children's best interests.
The law in the UK is quite clear, parents rightly remain responsible for the education of their children regardless of whether they are in school or out of it.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REVprimary.htm   (4540 words)

 ESA - Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Education - Primary level products
ESA has produced a binder for primary school teachers who are eager to use space as a motivating tool for teaching subjects ranging from science to art.
If you are a teacher of primary school pupils in one of ESA's 17 Member States, and you would a copy of the kit, please complete the online request form.
Pdf files of the Primary Education Kit are also available for download in our 'Online resources'.
www.esa.int /esaHS/SEMJ8FYO4HD_education_0.html   (907 words)

 Evaluation of World Bank's Support for Primary Education | Country-Level Analysis
This case study is one of four that aim to assess the Bank’s support for primary education within specific country contexts.
This is a difficult task in a country as large as Pakistan (population about 148 million) with a complex federal structure of government and a long history that has resulted in a mosaic of ethnic and cultural diversity, even though it is a majority Muslim nation.
Since 1990, the World Bank developed and launched two major education loans in Peru, one (1995) aimed at improving urban primary education, and the second (2002) aimed at improving rural primary education.
www.worldbank.org /ieg/education/countries.html   (510 words)

 Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)
The PGDE (Primary) is a one year (36 week) programme of study commencing late August.
Its aim is to train students to become teachers who are sensitive, confident and adaptable, enabling them to take their place in a complex and evolving education system.
The qualifications for admission to the PGDE (Primary) are
www.education.ed.ac.uk /courses/pgi/primary.html   (465 words)

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