News and Research 51: Low-Cost Private Schools

Low-cost private schools – an option  The poor quality of schools is a concern in Indonesia. The country has not performed satisfactorily on international ranking scores and this has prompted debate on the issue. The focus of the debate has been on what can be done to address this problem. The Centre for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) has looked at the issue and offers some interesting solutions. At the core of the suggestions is the one to open more low-cost private schools…

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Low-cost Private Schools – A Case Study in Jakarta  …the government should encourage the creation of more low-cost private schools so that they create a competitive pressure on government schools to increase their performance and their operational efficiency. In 2015, the proportion of private schools in Jakarta reached 57% of all schools… The low-cost private schools are considered accessible by poor parents in terms of their fees, distance, and enrollment requirements… the average monthly operational cost per student in low-cost private schools is 34% lower than in public schools within the same districts and low-cost private schools also do not provide lesser quality. Students in schools that were covered in this study had significantly better national exam scores in mathematics and only slightly lower reading skills than public schools…

What Works in Education to Get Economies Moving and to Sustain Growth? (Part 1)  What does the evidence tell us in terms of education’s role in catalyzing economic development and growth?

Education itself must learn some lessons  …But it is curious that there has been no attempt to incorporate the best practices of the successful schools into the classrooms of the obviously underachieving ones…

Quality of Malaysian teachers based on education and training: a benefit and earnings returns analysis using human capital theory  Earnings and experience levels were highly correlated with teachers’ education levels, as suggested by human capital theory. The private rate of returns in earnings for each additional year of schooling of teachers was found to lie between 3 to 4 percent per year. Discrepancies were apparent in teachers’ qualifications and licensure levels regionally and at academic levels, as expected. These correlated with earning levels.

Education and economic growth  … According to Harry Patrinos, lead education economist at the World Bank, “the profitability of education, according to estimates of private rate of return, is indisputable, universal, and global. The principle holds true particularly for women, who can expect a 1.2 per cent higher return than men on the resources they invest in education. Providing one extra year of education to girls increases their wages by 10-20 per cent. This increase is 5.0 per cent more than the corresponding returns on providing a boy with an extra year of schooling”…

Returns to Education Using a Sample of Twins: Evidence from Japan  The empirical results in our study show that the estimated rate of return to education using the sample of identical twins in Japan is 9.3 percent even after omitted ability bias and measurement errors in self-reported schooling were corrected. Our findings suggest that the conventional OLS estimate is not significantly contaminated by potential biases in Japan.

K to 12 under Duterte administration faces new challenges  2017 marks the second year of the full implementation of the K to 12 program, and the first year that Grade 12 will be rolled out nationwide…

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World Bank Appoints New Director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR  The World Bank has appointed Ellen Goldstein as its new Director for Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR. In this position, she is responsible for strengthening the partnership with client countries while deepening the dialogue on economic reforms aimed at ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity…

Korea: Vocational Education and Training:

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Korea’s vocational education, more than any other educational field, changed…

Vocational training system for skilled workforce has been highlighted as one of the key…

The Korean vocational education and training (VET) system is heralded as one of…

This course provides how Korea established a vocational education and training system…

This paper aims to analyze the sequential evolution and success stories of Korean TVE…

Changes in the system of vocational training was the key for policy makers to…

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