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EDUCATION FOR ALL
A Global Commitment

A Report of the United States to the International Consultative Forum on Education for All
by Edward B. Fiske and Barbara O’Grady
The Academy for Educational Development
January 2000
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009 / Tel.: 202.884.8000 / http://www.aed.org


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Table of Contents

I Part: Descriptive Section

Foreword

U.S. EFA 2000 Assessment Report Oversight Commission

Acknowledgments

INTRODUCTION

United States Follow-up Activities to Jomtien

Part II: Analytic Sections

EDUCATION FOR ALL IN THE UNITED STATES

1. Expansion of early childhood care and development

Comparison with other countries

Project Head Start

Factors that have an impact on education

Early childhood interventions

2. Universal access to, and completion of, primary/basic education

Total primary and secondary enrollment

Enrollment as a proportion of all children

Increasing racial and ethnic diversity

Comparison with other countries

Dropping out at the secondary level

Enrollment of students with disabilities

Non-English-speaking students

3. Improvement in learning achievement

Trends in student achievement

Performance on international comparisons

4. Reduction of adult illiteracy rate, especially gender disparities

5. Expansion of basic education and training in other essential skills

6. Increased acquisition of knowledge, skills, and values for better living

EXPERIENCES IN THE UNITED STATED RELATED TO EDUCATION FOR ALL

1. Standards-based reform and the pursuit of quality

2. The Struggle for equity

Socioeconomic status

Race and ethnicity

Race and ethnicity : cont.

Gender

Rural/urban

Non-English-speaking students

School Finance

3. School reform strategies

4. Information technology

5. Education for employment and career changes

6. Knowledge-based decision making

7. Public-private partnerships

U.S. INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR MEETING EFA GOALS

1. U.S. Funding for Basic Education in Developing Countries, 1990 to Present

U.S. Government

Non-governmental organizations and foundations

Partner organizations

2. Interests and Contributions of U.S. Donors and their Partner Organizations

Basic education directions of U.S. donors and partner organizations post-1990

Girls’ education

Policy reform

Development of local capacity

Partnerships

3. Overview of U.S. International Assistance in Areas Supportive of EFA Goals

1. Expansion of early childhood care and development

2. Universal access to, and completion of, primary/basic education

3. Improvement in learning achievement

4. Reduction of adult illiteracy rate, especially gender disparities

5. Expansion of basic education and training in other essential skills

6. Increased acquisition of knowledge, skills, and values for better living

4. Challenges/Areas for Continuing U.S. Assistance

Equity

Educational quality

Funding cuts

New educational models

Middle-income countries

Countries in crisis

EDUCATION FOR ALL (EFA) CORE INDICATORS

III Part Prospects