Framework for the Reform of Education Systems and Planning for Quality

27 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016

See all articles by Harry A. Patrinos

Harry A. Patrinos

World Bank

Eduardo Velez

World Bank - East Asia and Pacific Region

Catherine Yan Wang

China National Institute for Educational Research

Date Written: November 1, 2013

Abstract

In 2000, the goal that, by 2015, all children will have access to, and complete, free and compulsory primary education of good quality, was set. Despite the progress in terms of student enrollment and completion, the quality of learning produced in developing countries remains poor. Existing models of education production are inadequate for informing education reform for the purpose of improving school quality, as measured by student learning. Thus, a broader and more integrated approach of policy making is put forward. Building on theory and empirical evidence on what works, the paper puts forward a framework for improving the quality of education. The framework includes six factors: (1) assessment; (2) autonomy; (3) accountability; (4) attention to teachers; (5) attention to early childhood development; and (6) attention to culture. Going forward, there is a need to develop a system of international quality benchmarks drawing on a larger body of evidence. Most importantly, more empirical evidence from impact evaluations is needed.

Keywords: Education For All, Primary Education, Tertiary Education, Teaching and Learning, Access & Equity in Basic Education

Suggested Citation

Patrinos, Harry Anthony and Velez, Eduardo and Wang, Catherine Yan, Framework for the Reform of Education Systems and Planning for Quality (November 1, 2013). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6701, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2354752

Harry Anthony Patrinos (Contact Author)

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Eduardo Velez

World Bank - East Asia and Pacific Region

Washington, DC 20433
United States

Catherine Yan Wang

China National Institute for Educational Research ( email )

China
86 10 62003844 (Phone)

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
103
Abstract Views
635
rank
351,351
PlumX Metrics