Southern and Eastern Africa – new research results on education quality
What progress has been made towards gender equality in education in Southern and Eastern Africa? Have pupils been given the textbooks they need to use at school? What are the challenges that paid tuition poses in the context of EFA? How effective are HIV and AIDS prevention education programmes?
An ongoing study carried out by the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ), provides some abridged results on these issues in advance of the publication of the finalized SACMEQ III Project in 2011. This study is the third such large-scale educational policy project carried out by the Consortium.
UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) has provided technical support to SACMEQ, which has a membership of 15 ministries of education in the region. The latest IIEP newsletter presents a selection of SACMEQ findings.