Guidebook to Education in the Commonwealth

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Guidebook to Education in the Commonwealth

Publication date: 24 August 2012
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-084-5
Pages: 198

Despite their inherent commonalities, there can be no ‘one size fits all’ model for achieving the Millennium Development Goals and for the provision of Education for All. As a result, a diverse range of innovative programmes has been developed to help meet these global targets.

This Guidebook showcases successful education initiatives from around the Commonwealth, in a concise and easy-to-use format. It provides policy-makers with examples of best practice and effective solutions that will assist them in devising strategies to counter their own educational challenges.

It is also a useful resource for all regional and district education offices, schools, colleges, teacher training institutes, research institutions, multilateral and non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders with an interest in education good practices and improving educational outcomes.

Part I contains background and current education priorities of 31 countries selected from around the Commonwealth. Part II reports on more than 60 education initiatives, with activity-specific, detailed information about:

• themes and key issues addressed
• target beneficiaries
• goals, objectives, outputs and outcomes
• implementation, challenges and advice
• contact details for further information

ContentsExpand or collapse me
Abbreviations and Acronyms

1. Introduction
1.1 Structure of guidebook
1.2 Locations of initiatives
1.3 Background to country education systems
2. Country Profiles
2.1 Australia
2.2 The Bahamas
2.3 Bangladesh
2.4 Barbados
2.5 Cameroon
2.6 Canada
2.7 Cook Islands
2.8 Dominica
2.9 The Gambia
2.10 Grenada
2.11 Guyana
2.12 Jamaica
2.13 Kenya
2.14 Malawi
2.15 Malaysia
2.16 Malta
2.17 Mauritius
2.18 Mozambique
2.19 Namibia
2.20 Papua New Guinea
2.21 Seychelles
2.22 Singapore
2.23 Solomon Islands
2.24 South Africa
2.25 Sri Lanka
2.26 St Kitts and Nevis
2.27 St Lucia
2.28 St Vincent and the Grenadines
2.29 Uganda
2.30 United Kingdom
2.31 United Republic of Tanzania

3. Introduction
3.1 Commonwealth country initiatives by focus area
3.2 Definitions of focus areas
3.3 Methodology

4. Country Initiatives
4.1 Access to education, through partnerships with the private sector, Cameroon
4.2 Apprenticeship scheme, Mauritius
4.3 Assessment and recognition of foreign credentials for the teaching profession, Canada
4.4 Australian Early Development Index (AEDI), Australia
4.5 Better Communication Research Programme, United Kingdom
4.6 Bridging the Gap programme, Mauritius
4.7 Certificate of Primary Education repeaters project, Mauritius
4.8 Child-friendly approach in primary education, Sri Lanka
4.9 Closing the gap on indigenous disadvantage, Australia
4.10 Developing a national curriculum, Australia
4.11 Direct support to schools programme, Mozambique
4.12 Early Grade Reading Assessment, The Gambia
4.13 Early literacy programme, Mauritius
4.14 Eco-schools environmental education programme, Seychelles
4.15 EdTech Leadership Cohort, Canada
4.16 Education and Training Sector Improvement Programme, Namibia
4.17 Education Sector Enhancement Programme, Barbados
4.18 Education sector planning for quality outcomes, Bangladesh
4.19 Educators' forum on Aboriginal education, Canada
4.20 Enhancement programme for primary students, Mauritius
4.21 Establishing a national curriculum framework, Dominica
4.22 Financial literacy scheme, Jamaica
4.23 Free education at all levels, in all areas, St Kitts and Nevis
4.24 Green Skills Agreement, Australia
4.25 Human Resource, Knowledge and Arts Development Fund, Mauritius
4.26 ICT professional development strategy for teachers, Guyana
4.27 Improved access to secondary and tertiary education for all learners, Grenada
4.28 Improvement of education through the use of ICT, St Vincent and the Grenadines
4.29 Improving Cook Islands education – a learning and teaching approach, Cook Islands
4.30 Improving numeracy, South Africa
4.31 Improving quality of teaching and learning, Malaysia
4.32 Improving Reception Year practitioners' professional competence, South Africa
4.33 Improving school leadership, United Republic of Tanzania
4.34 Increasing the number of participants in community colleges' programmes, Malaysia
4.35 In-service training for the grandfathering of directors and caregivers of private daycare and pre-school centres, The Bahamas
4.36 Kenya Education Sector Support Programme 2005–2010, Kenya
4.37 My School website, Australia
4.38 MyUniversity website, Australia
4.39 National Assessment Programme, Australia
4.40 National Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality, Australia
4.41 National policy and strategy for the attainment of core competences in primary education, Malta
4.42 National School Nutrition Programme, South Africa
4.43 New academies, free schools and university technical colleges, United Kingdom
4.44 Non-formal education resource centre, Sri Lanka
4.45 Open and distance learning at secondary education, teacher education levels, Malawi
4.46 Pan-Canadian Assessment Programme, Canada
4.47 Primary Education Review and Implementation, Singapore
4.48 Quality assurance of the Tertiary Education Commission, Mauritius
4.49 Quality education, improved access, and inclusive education initiative, Cameroon
4.50 Quality Enhancement Initiative, Uganda
4.51 Recognition of Prior Learning, Mauritius
4.52 Roving Caregivers Programme, St Lucia
4.53 School health screening programme, South Africa
4.54 School Improvement Grant, Malawi
4.55 School-based apprenticeships, Australia
4.56 Schools as values-based environments for learning and teaching, Seychelles
4.57 Second chance programme, Mauritius
4.58 Special Bilingual Education Programme (SBEP), Cameroon
4.59 Strengthening foundation phase teacher education, South Africa
4.60 Support for Disadvantaged Students, Australia
4.61 Technical workshop on pan-Canadian Aboriginal data, Canada
4.62 Training for untrained teachers (by distance education) in primary schools, Solomon Islands
4.63 University strategic planning, Papua New Guinea
4.64 Zones d’education prioritaires – ZEP (Education priority areas), Mauritius

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