Investing Better in Order to Invest More: Financing and Management of Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

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United Nations Publications, 2005 - Business & Economics - 109 pages
 

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Contents

Summary
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B Country efforts
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Year in which demographic bonus will
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The challenges
24
Goals gaps and missing resources
30
Raising the coverage of secondary education to 759c
36
B Mobilization of additional resources to close gaps between countries and to move towards fulfilment of eductional goals
42
National public resources
45
Participation of parents and the education community
79
Responsibility of ministries of education for education outcome
80
Social responsibilities of universities in education change
81
Social responsibilities of finance ministires and of legislatures for major changes in education and the resources necessary to carre them out
82
Schools and learning and participatory communities
83
Regarding school principals
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E Teachers and their active participation in changes in education
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Investing only in training versus Investing in the professional and human development of teachers
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Costs related to repeating students
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National private resources
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External resources
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Management
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B School management at the service of learning
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Opportune use of resources and time
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Descentralization and its impact on learning
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Resource allocation policies and equity
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Information and knowledge for improving management
76
Capacity to manage international cooperation
78
In service training for current needs vs training within an integrated professional development system
90
The quality of life of teachers and recognition of the value of their profession influence student learning
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Salary increases vs salary policy within a framework of new working conditions
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Stimuli and incentives for teachers begin with a comprehensive policy
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Social conflict and the fragile governability of education systems
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Strengthening the active participation of teachers in order to improve student learning and to guarantee changes in education
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Bibliography
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Annex
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Appendix 1 Methodological considerations regarding estimates of differences between countries and resources required for meeting the four propose...
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Jose Antonio Ocampo is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs, and former Executive Secretary of ECLAC.

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