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Transforming Education Outcomes in Africa

Learning from Togo

Editors: Hoogeveen, Johannes, Rossi, Mariacristina (Eds.)

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    • This is an Open Access book
    • Considers resource allocations and education quality in combination
    • Argues that addressing low quality of education takes more than improved resource management, but a reconsideration of the way the education system is organized
    • Following the publication of the WDR 2018 on education, this book takes some of its key conclusions to a specific country. In doing so, the book aims to initiate a discussion on what it takes to bring learning into very weak education systems

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About this book

Good education changes lives. It is therefore unsurprising that improved schooling plays a central part in most development strategies. At the same time, the expansion of school attainment alone is not sufficient to guarantee improved welfare. This open access book focuses on one country in West Africa, Togo, to explore what a country that has successfully increased enrollment rates can do to enhance learning outcomes. The authors explore different avenues for improvement, including enhancing the efficiency with which resources are used; increasing the qualifications of teachers; and through greater community involvement in school management. There is scope for improvement along all these dimensions, yet changes at the margin are insufficient to bring about the transformation needed to bring about acceptable levels of learning.

Important reading for anyone interested in understanding the pathways to improving the education system in Togo and other developing countries.

Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/.

About the authors

Mariacristina Rossi is Associate Professor at the University of Turin, Italy, and Research Affiliate at Netspar, The Netherlands; Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy; and National Scientific Council, CNR, Italy. She has published extensively on applied development economics and intertemporal household choices.

Johannes Hoogeveen is Lead Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice, World Bank, USA. He has worked extensively across the Africa region, (amongst others) as country economist for Togo.


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Pages 1-6

    Hoogeveen, Johannes (et al.)

  • Primary Education in Togo

    Pages 7-26

    Hoogeveen, Johannes (et al.)

  • Drivers of Performance

    Pages 27-58

    Hoogeveen, Johannes (et al.)

  • Student Learning and Teacher Competence

    Pages 59-81

    Hoogeveen, Johannes (et al.)

  • Policy Suggestions and Concluding Remarks

    Pages 83-93

    Hoogeveen, Johannes (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12708-4
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $31.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12707-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transforming Education Outcomes in Africa
Book Subtitle
Learning from Togo
Editors
  • Johannes Hoogeveen
  • Mariacristina Rossi
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12708-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12708-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12707-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 103
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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