Back to School (Education News and Research 145)
Back to School: Pathways for Reengagement of Out-of-School Youth in Education focuses on a social and global problem: 200 million adolescents and youth are out of school, live in adverse life circumstances, and face multiple disadvantages. It analyzes the available evidence for what works, how, and why for reengaging and retaining these young people in education. The study further explores for whom and in what contexts the identified interventions can be effective, considering variations in both individual and contextual characteristics of the targeted youth. This literature review and synthesized findings can be useful to build a broad theory of change with the aim of guiding local policy and programming for designing contextualized interventions for education reengagement. Rajasekaran, Subhashini; Reyes, Joel. 2019. Back to School: Pathways for Reengagement of Out-of-School Youth in Education. International Development in Focus. World Bank, Washington, DC. © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/31593 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
Pacific Early Age Readiness & Learning Program: Every Child Ready, Every Child Learning This is the focus of Pacific Early Age Readiness and Learning (PEARL) – a project initiated in 2014 by the World Bank with funding from the Global Partnership for Education. PEARL aims to support Pacific Island countries in identifying gaps in school readiness and early literacy, to pilot interventions to address these gaps, and to share the results with countries across the Pacific and globally…
Russia: Higher education roundtables on Internationalization and export of education | Russia team organized support to Ministry of Science and Higher Education in implementing a recently approved National Project Education that covers all the levels of education system in Russia and has a budget of about $12 billion until 2024. Together with the Ministry, the team has identified several Higher Education topics within the project, where the Bank could present the best international practices. HE export (RUS) | HE export (ENG)
Economics of Education, in the NBER Reporter 2019:1 | Caroline Hoxby: The enterprise of education has a supply side, where institutions produce education, and an investment side, where people acquire education. I say an “investment side” and not a “demand side” because education is largely an investment and not a form of consumption. Because it is an investment, the economics of education is guided by a great deal of theory that would not apply if education were a consumption good like, say, bread. Education economists study both the supply of and investment in education…more
Please register/inform clients for the World Bank and the Higher School of Economics welcome applications for the upcoming: First International Summer School: The Role of Education in National and Regional Socioeconomic Development | July 8–12, 2019, Moscow | We encourage applications by students and early-career researchers from Russia, the CIS, Eastern Europe and China who pursue various perspectives in the Economics of Education and Education Policy. The Summer School aims to demonstrate the unity of theoretical and applied research on the Economics of Education and Education Policy. The main goal of the Summer School is to contribute to the development of theory and practice in the Economics of Education and Education Policy by foregrounding the latest international research and practice in this field. Оnline registration form
New publications from the Results-Based Financing in Education (REACH trust fund) (see also: www.worldbank.org/reach):
- Cameroon: Can School Grants and Teacher Incentives be Used to Increase School Access and Improve Quality?
- Colombia: Can a Management & Information System Improve Education Quality?
- The Democratic Republic of Congo: Can Incentives to Take Home Textbooks Increase Learning?
- Zanzibar: Can Goal-setting and Incentives Improve Student Performance?
- Review of Results-Based Financing in Education: Learning from What Works