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Compendium on Quality in Basic Education

Quality education is defined by five key dimensions, in which girls often fare poorly: what learners bring, environments, content, processes, and outcomes. This definition of quality education starts with focus on an adequate number of schools, books, pencils, and trained teachers, and the number of children who finish school. It moves beyond this to consider what goes on inside and outside of school. It encompasses education for human security, for community development, and for national progress. It is an enormous challenge. It is also an immense opportunity. This Compendium of resources is provided for Education Project officers to support their work in provision of Quality, Gender-sensitive Education, wherever they are working. The compendium is divided into seven sections as outlined below and in the accompanying diagram.

  1. Advocacy
  2. Policy and Planning
  3. Training
  4. Best Practices and Strategies
  5. Action Research
  6. Lessons Learned
  7. Partnerships and Networks

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