Education, gender and health

Education, health, and gender equality are intrinsic to sustainable human development. Commonwealth books give guidance on developing strategies and tools to achieve globally agreed human and social development goals.

Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Developing countries have expanded their government education systems in an attempt to meet the Millennium Development Goals on education by 2015. This study investigates low-cost private education sector in India, Nigeria and Uganda. It explains the growing of these schools and considers the impact they have on access to education for the poor.

Contributor: Casmir Chanda
Series title: Commonwealth Case Studies in Education
Publication date: 1 October 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

By exploring the ways that teachers and pupils can help to improve classroom practices, this book shows how education planners and practitioners can effect improvements in schools even in situations of very scarce resources. It is suitable for those who are working to improve English language teaching and learning.

Publication date: 1 September 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Researchers from Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Zambia met in Maputo to address the most critical human resource for the achievement of education goals - the teacher. This book reports the fruits of their discussions.

Contributor: Fatimah Kelleher
Publication date: 1 September 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Ensuring Education for All at the primary school level is not just a matter of recruiting enough teachers: they must be deployed effectively across the education system. This work presents four detailed studies, from countries with low net educational enrolment levels: Nigeria, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea and Pakistan.

Contributor: Mark Bray
Publication date: 1 March 2008
Format: Paperback

Double-shift schooling primarily aims to extend access and minimize unit costs. However, some systems only achieve those goals at the expense of educational quality. Policy-makers may be faced by difficult choices when designing systems. This book highlights the advantages and problems of double-shift systems.

Contributor: Dr Fareeha Zafar
Series title: Quality UPE Good Practice Series
Publication date: 1 December 2007
Format: Paperback

Despite the challenge of attaining the Education for All and UN Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015, Pakistan has taken up the challenge, as have many other developing countries of the Commonwealth. This book identifies and compiles practices which are working towards the achievement of universal primary education.

Contributor: Ramya Subrahmanian
Series title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 December 2007
Format: Paperback

Offers information about the notion of gender mainstreaming, a strategy for ensuring women's rights be addressed through policy, planning and implementation. This book focuses on the issues arising from a lack of clarity about the meaning of gender equality in education.

Publication date: 1 June 2007
Format: Paperback

The Action Guide is flexible and can be used by trainers or for self-study. It includes case studies, activities, training suggestions and recommended readings provided on CD-ROM and can be used as a basic introduction or as a resource to develop capacity building for others.

Publication date: 1 December 2006
Format: Paperback

Gender disparity in education has usually been experienced as disadvantaging girls. Although this continues to be the case in many places, the phenomenon of boys’ underachievement – both in terms of participation and performance – has also become an issue in a number of countries.equality in school education.

Contributor: Peter Williams
Series title: Quality UPE Good Practice Series
Publication date: 1 March 2006
Format: Paperback

Focuses on sixteen Commonwealth countries in Africa, where the incidence of conflict is most easily seen. This study reviews selected African experiences of education in conflict situations, natural disasters, and other difficult circumstances.

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