The Resource Expanding Opportunities and Building Competencies for Young People : a New Agenda for Secondary Education

Expanding Opportunities and Building Competencies for Young People : a New Agenda for Secondary Education

Expanding Opportunities and Building Competencies for Young People : a New Agenda for Secondary Education
Expanding Opportunities and Building Competencies for Young People
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a New Agenda for Secondary Education
The report offers policy options to support developing countries and transition economies in adapting their secondary education systems to the demands arising from the successful expansion of primary education and the socio-economic challenges presented by globalization and the knowledge-based economy. The work is the result of an extensive consultative process that involved education specialists worldwide
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.E96 2005
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Expanding Opportunities and Building Competencies for Young People : a New Agenda for Secondary Education
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-291) and index
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  • Secondary Education: From Weakest Link to Cornerstone -- Historical Background -- The U.S
  • Template for Expansion of Secondary Education -- European Patterns of Expansion of Secondary Education -- Asian Patterns of Expansion of Secondary Education -- Definition and Organizational Structures of Secondary Education -- Differential Traits of Secondary Education -- Duration of Study -- School-to-Work Transition -- The Policy Paradox of Secondary Education -- The Importance of Investing in Secondary Education -- Direct Benefits and Externalities -- Contribution to Growth and Poverty Reduction -- Contribution to Improvements in Health, Gender Equality, and Living Conditions -- Contribution to Realization of Democracy -- Contribution to Primary and Tertiary Education -- The Soaring Demand for Quality Secondary Education -- Demand for More Educated Workers -- Demand for Enhanced Relevance and Quality -- Effects and Side Effects of the Expansion of Secondary Education -- The Twin Challenges in Secondary Education: Expanding Access and Improving Quality and Relevance -- From Elitism to Inclusiveness: Expanding Access to Secondary Education -- Equity Considerations -- Regional and Country Disparities -- Demand-Side Interventions -- Low Retention and Completion in Secondary Education -- Incorporating Adults into the Secondary Education System -- Secondary Education Attainment -- Low Quality and Relevance -- Similar Challenges, Differing Realities -- A Framework for Grouping Countries -- Application of Porter's Model to Secondary Education -- Responding to the Twin Challenges: Curriculum and Assessment -- Curricula-Intended and Implemented -- The Unbearable Irrelevance of the Secondary School Curriculum -- Building Metacognitive Capital and Creative Capital -- Building Social Capital, Preventing Social Conflict, and Learning to Live Together -- The Shifting and Fading Frontier between the General and Vocational Curricula -- Dialectics of General and Vocational Secondary Education -- The Rise and Fall of Curriculum Knowledge Areas: The Politics of Knowledge and Its Market Value -- Summary: Trends in Secondary Education Curriculum Reform -- Measuring What Students Learn and Master -- National Examinations: The Way Into and the Way Out of Secondary Education -- High Stakes and the Signaling and Screening Functions of Examinations -- The New Wave of International Comparative Studies of Student Achievement -- National Assessments of Student Achievement -- Summary: Assess Locally, Examine Nationally, and Compare Globally -- Responding to the Twin Challenges: Teachers, Teaching, and Technology -- Secondary School Teachers: Shortages, Professional Identity, and Training Issues -- To What Extent Is Investment in Preservice Teacher Training for Secondary Education Worthwhile? -- Matching Teaching Skills with Required Key Competencies for Secondary School Graduates -- Teaching and Learning with Technology -- Use of ICT for Distance Education to Expand the Venues for Learning -- Use of Computers and the Internet to Improve the Quality and Relevance of Education -- Potential and Promise -- Challenges and Risks -- Conclusion: Options for Change -- Financing Secondary Education -- Fiscal Magnitude of Trends in the Expansion of Secondary Education -- Approaches to Improving the Financing of Secondary Education -- Simple Benchmarks for Determining the Adequacy of Investment in Secondary Education -- Private or Community Funding Options -- Fees or Cost Recovery -- Formula Funding -- Governance in Secondary Education: Managing Expansion and Quality Improvement -- Steering Secondary Education -- Center-Locality Relationships -- Regulations Affecting Access and Parental Decisions -- Managing the Political-Professional and Central-Local Tensions -- The Organizational Challenges of Managing Secondary Schools -- Traditional Organizing Principles of Secondary Schools -- Key Factors in Secondary School Effectiveness -- The Evolving Role of Principals -- Involving Parents and Communities -- Epilogue: Rethinking Secondary Education -- Is It Just More of the Same? The Case for Transforming Secondary Education Policy and Practice -- Trade-Offs in Secondary Education Policy: The Old and the New -- The Political Dimension of Change in Secondary Education -- Structure of Education Systems and Compulsory Education -- Grade Completion by Income Group and Gender, Selected Countries, Various Years -- Educational Attainment by Income Group and Gender, Selected Countries -- Selected Education Pyramids -- Gross Enrollment Rates and Educational Attainment by Income Level -- A Road Map of Teacher Competencies for a Knowledge-Based Secondary School -- Public-Private Partnerships for Secondary Education -- Formula Funding in Secondary Education: Country Examples -- Asymmetric Decentralization in Colombia and South Africa -- World Bank Support for Secondary Education -- Country Responses to the Changing Status of Secondary Vocational Education -- Mounting Pressures on Secondary Education in Cambodia -- Inequities in Educational Attainment in Developing Countries -- Secondary Education in India: Building on Successes in Primary Schooling -- Progresa, Mexico's Cash-for-Education Program -- Policies for Expansion of Secondary Education in China -- The Drive for Universal Primary and Secondary Education in Korea -- Triple-Axis Framework for Grouping Countries -- Secondary Curriculum Overload in Eastern Europe and Central Asia -- Jordan's Secondary Education Reform Based on IAEP Data -- Types of Virtual School in the United States, with Examples -- World Links: A Global Learning Community -- Excerpt from a Debate in the British House of Commons, July 9, 1999 -- Analyzing the Distribution of Education Expenditures: A Case Study of Lesotho -- Expanding Access through the Use of Private Sector Capacity: The Case of the Republic of Korea -- Fees and Contributions in Secondary Education: Examples from Africa and Chile -- Decentralization in India: Kerala State -- Characteristics of a Centralized Education System with Elements of Devolution -- Characteristics of a Regional Devolution System -- School Report Card in Parana, Brazil -- Characteristics of a Local Control System -- Transfer of Responsibilities and Power to the Local Level in Sweden -- A Well-Structured but Not-So-Effective System: The Case of Bangladesh -- Characteristics of Institutional Autonomy through Quasi-Markets -- Models and Features of Policies on Access to Secondary Education -- Engagement of Stakeholders in Policy Dialogue: Chile -- Characteristics of Effective Secondary Schools -- Main Characteristics of Different Types of Small School -- Teacher-Led Decision-Making Teams -- Issues and Priorities in Secondary Education by Region -- Ages of Entry to and Exit from Compulsory Education by Region, circa 2000 -- HIV Prevalence by Educational Attainment, Age 18-29, Rural Uganda, 1990-2000 -- Under-Five Mortality Rates, by Mother's Educational Level, Selected Areas, circa 1998 -- Gross Enrollment Rates in Secondary Schools and GDP per Capita, 127 Countries, 1990 -- Gross Enrollment Rates in Secondary Education by Region, 1970-95 -- Gender Parity Index in Secondary Education by Region, Selected Years, 1970-2000 -- Share of Population with at Least Some Secondary Education by Region, 1960-2000 and Projected to 2010 -- Share of Rural and Urban Cohorts Reaching Next Grade in School, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru, Early 1990s -- Average Years of Schooling, Population Age Five and Older, by Region, 1960, 1980, and 2000 -- Educational Level of Population Age 15 and Older by Region, 1960 and 2000 -- Distribution of the Population over Age 15 by Educational Attainment, Selected Countries -- Student Performance and GDP per Capita, Selected Economies, PISA 2000, Reading -- Percentage of Students Age 15 at Each Level of Proficiency on the PISA Reading Literacy Scale, Selected Economies, 2000 -- PISA Achievement, OECD Average and Selected Developing Countries, 2000 -- Relative Performance of High-Income Countries and Selected
  • Middle-Income Countries (South Africa, Morocco, and Chile) on the TIMSS-R -- Access, Learning, and Income by Country Income Group -- Education Stock and Current Efforts to Increase Educational Attainment by Country Income Group, 2000 or Latest Year Available -- Mean Proportion of Total Instructional Time Allocated to Curricular Areas, Grades 7 and 8, by Region, 1985 and 2000 -- Economywide Measures of Routine and Nonroutine Task Input, United States, 1969-98 -- Categories Contributing to Pedagogical Content Knowledge -- Secondary School Teacher Competencies -- Decision Pathways for Financing Secondary Education -- Gross Enrollment Rates for the Countries with the Lowest and Highest GDP per Capita Growth Rates, 1970-2000 and 1980-2000 -- The Governance of Education -- Evolution of Models of Education Governance in Relation to Admission Models, Europe, Late 1970s to Present -- Grade Completion by Income Group and Gender, Arab Republic of Egypt, 1995-6 -- Grade Completion by Income Group and Gender, Chad, 1998 -- Grade Completion by Income Group and Gender, Indonesia, 1997 -- Grade Completion by Income Group and Gender, India, 1996 -- Grade Completion by Income Group and Gender, Colombia, 1995 -- Grade Completion by Income Group and Gender, Turkey, 1993 -- Grade Completion by Income Group and Gender, Uzbekistan, 1996 -- Education Pyramids, Population Age 15 and Older -- Organizational Models in Secondary Education -- Model of Instructional Organization, Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K-12) -- Duration of Secondary Education Cycle by Region -- Illustration of Classification by Economic Status and Absorptive and Innovative Capacity -- Secondary Education Supply and Demand in Factor-Driven Economies -- Secondary Education Supply and Demand in Partial Investment-Driven Economies -- Secondary Education Supply and Demand in Full Investment-Driven Economies
  • Percentage of Countries Offering Secondary-Level Programs of Study in Selected Educational Fields by Region, 1960s, 1980s, and 2000 -- Prevalence of Upper Secondary Track Types by Region, circa 2000 -- Private Supplementary Tutoring in Selected Economies -- Key Competencies Identified by the Definition and Selection of Competencies Project -- Distance Education for Secondary Equivalence in Africa -- Rates of Growth of Primary and Secondary Enrollment, Selected Countries and Periods -- Options for Funding Secondary Schools -- Mean Gross Enrollment Rates by Subsequent Economic Growth Record -- Stylized Patterns of Response in Gross Enrollment Rates to an Increase in the Next-Lower Educational Level, after 10 Years -- Per-Student Spending as a Proportion of GDP per Capita by Country Group, Late 1990s -- Typical Per-Student Cost Patterns by Educational Level, Economic Growth Record, and Growth Pattern of Education System -- Suggested Criteria for Analyzing a School Fees or Contributions Regime -- Application of Financing Tools and Options to Access, Quality, and Equity Goals -- Direction of Change in the Role of the National Government in Education -- Government-Initiated Partnerships Using Various Financial Support Schemes -- Changing Roles of School Principals -- Secondary Principals' Behavior as Instructional Leaders: Four Composite Portraits -- Educational Attainment of Males Age 15-19 by Income Group, Selected Countries -- Educational Attainment of Females Age 15-19 by Income Group, Selected Countries -- Gross Enrollment Rates and Educational Attainment by Income Level, 2000 -- World Bank Support for Secondary Education Development by Objective and by Region, Fiscal 1990-2001 -- Synopsis of World Bank Analytical Work on Secondary Education -- World Bank Publications on Secondary Education by Year of Issue
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