Publications

Key publications on secondary education around the world

The content of secondary education around the world: present position and strategic choices
2006 - This UNESCO publication describes current international trends and the main challenges in secondary education. It stresses the strategic importance of content in enhancing the quality of secondary education.

The Diversification of Secondary Education: School Curricula in Comparative Perspective
2006 - This IBE Working Paper on Curriculum Issues provides a historical overview of this phenomenon and discusses present secondary level programmes, tracks and curricula.

Towards Inclusive Practices in Secondary Education, Secondary education in the 21st Century
2003 - Successful examples of inclusive practices at secondary level in Chile, Nepal, Hungary, Ukraine, United States and South Africa and their link with the structure of these education systems.

The New Secondary Education: A Path Toward Human Development
2002 - Brings together ideas on secondary education of several researchers from the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Financing secondary education in developing countries: strategies for sustainable growth
2001 - This IIEP publication advocates the need to expand secondary education, and it provides several options to finance secondary education systems.

Secondary education and beyond also contribute to EFA
- The chapter monitors progress towards achieving the EFA Goals with regard to improving access to secondary education. Although participation rates have increased since 1999, the gap between primary and secondary level remains considerable. (From EFA Global Monitoring Report 2008, Education for All by 2015: Will we make it?)

Secondary Education Reform, Towards a Convergence of Knowledge Acquisition and Skills Development
- This paper summarizes recent trends in secondary education policy and proposes a model for policy-makers.

The content of secondary education around the world: present position and strategic choices
- This UNESCO document stresses the strategic importance of content in enhancing the quality of secondary education.

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