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An African exploration of the East Asian educatIon experience
 
Author:Fredriksen, birger; Jee Peng, Tan; Collection Title:Development practice in education ; overview
Country:Africa; Date Stored:2010/05/06
Document Date:2008/04/29Document Type:Publication
SubTopics:Primary Education; Access & Equity in Basic Education; Teaching and Learning; Curriculum & Instruction; Education For AllLanguage:English
Region:AfricaReport Number:54304
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: This introductory chapter summarizes the insights from the visit and relates them to the education challenges faced by countries in Sub-Saharan Africa today. Chapter two contains a detailed discussion of these challenges, including an analysis developed from a presentation offered during the study tour. The three chapters that follow-on Singapore, Vietnam, and the Republic of Korea-were commissioned as background papers for the study tour. Chapter six on Thailand is based in part on the presentation made during the tour and on information from ongoing analytical work by World Bank colleagues. Although the inclusion of Ireland in a volume on Asia may be surprising, it was motivated by the resemblance of the country's spectacular economic development over the past few decades to the experience of its high-performing counterparts in East Asia. Many of the problems Ireland has confronted parallel those experienced in Africa, and its skill development strategy shares additional similarities with Asia. Fortunately, a paper on the Irish experience had been commissioned for other World Bank work and was readily available for adaptation to suit the purpose of this book.

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