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SABER teachers country report : Paraguay 2012 (English)

Achieving the right teacher policies to ensure that every classroom has a motivated, supported, and competent teacher remains a challenge, because evidence on the impacts of many teacher policies remains insufficient and scattered. ... See More +

Working Paper 94347 APR 15, 2013

Breeding,Mary E.; Jaimovich,Analia Veronica; Rogers,F. Halsey; Trembley,Andrew Paul; Vegas,Emiliana Disclosed

What matters most for teacher policies : a framework paper (English)

Over the past decade, both developed and developing countries have become growingly concerned with how to raise the effectiveness of teachers. The growing focus on the need to strengthen the teaching profession to ensure better education results has encountered the problem that evidence on the policies that raise teaching quality is scattered, incomplete and, in some cases, presents contradictory findings. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 90182 APR 01, 2013

Ganimian,Alejandro Jorge; Goldstein,Nicole; Jaimovich,Analia Veronica; Loeb,Susanna; Paglayan,Agustina Selvi; Romaguera,Pilar; Trembley,Andrew Paul; Vegas,Emiliana Disclosed

Education finance : it's how, not simply how much, that counts (English)

The precise relationship between spending and learning outcomes in education is unknown, which leads some researchers and policy makers to question whether the amount of spending in education matters at all (Hanushek 1986). ... See More +

Brief 67647 FEB 01, 2012

Vegas, Emiliana; Coffin, Chelsea Disclosed

Learning from the best : improving learning through effective teacher policies (English)

An education system is only as good as its teachers. Both developed and developing countries have increasingly become concerned with increasing the effectiveness of their teachers. ... See More +

Brief 67345 FEB 01, 2012

Vegas, Emiliana; Ganimian, Alejandro; Jaimovich, Analia Disclosed

SABER teacher policy country report : Tunisia 2011 (English)

A total of 1,995,167 students (around 96.2 percent of total enrollment) attend public schools in Tunisia. The public school student population is concentrated almost evenly between the primary (50.6 percent) and secondary levels (49.4 percent), and 82.6 percent of the total number of students attend schools in urban areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 79961 JAN 01, 2011

Kaufman, Lisa; Goldstein, Nicole; Ganimian, Alejandro; Vegas, Emiliana Disclosed

SABER teachers country report : Kyrgyz Republic 2011 (English)

The Kyrgyz Republic is a low-income country with a high percentage of secondary students; educational performance data are scarce. Most students in the Kyrgyz Republic are enrolled in public secondary schools in rural areas.The distribution of teachers is similar to that of the student population.The Kyrgyz Republic participated in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2006 and 2009.Local educational authorities are responsible for the majority of decision-making power.Public school teachers have the legal right to join a teacher organization and collective bargaining exists. ... See More +

Working Paper 114322 JAN 01, 2011

Vegas,Emiliana Disclosed

The promise of early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2) : La promesa del desarrollo en la primera infancia en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)

This book aims to fill gaps in existing knowledge about early childhood development (ECD) efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean by reviewing a selection of ECD programs in the region, including those in early childhood education, health, and nutrition, and distilling lessons related to their design, implementation, and institutionalization. ... See More +

Publication 52105 JAN 01, 2010

Vegas, Emiliana; Santibanez, Lucrecia English Disclosed

SABER teacher country report : West Bank and Gaza 2010 (English)

The West Bank and Gaza is focusing on strengthening its education system: provision of schooling is relatively equitable and increased decentralization is planned. ... See More +

Working Paper 79963 JAN 01, 2010

Kaufman, Lisa; Goldstein, Nicole; Ganimian, Alejandro; Vegas, Emiliana Arabic Disclosed

SABER teacher country report : Jordan 2010 (English)

Jordan is a lower-middle-income country with a growing secondary school-aged population and a young, principally female teaching force based in urban areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 79956 JAN 01, 2010

Kaufman, Lisa; Goldstein, Nicole; Ganimian, Alejandro; Vegas, Emiliana Arabic Disclosed

The promise of early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean : Overview (Turkish)

This book aims to fill gaps in existing knowledge about early childhood development (ECD) efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean by reviewing a selection of ECD programs in the region, including those in early childhood education, health, and nutrition, and distilling lessons related to their design, implementation, and institutionalization. ... See More +

Publication 52105 JAN 01, 2010

Vegas, Emiliana; Santibanez, Lucrecia Disclosed

The promise of early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2) (English)

This book aims to fill gaps in existing knowledge about early childhood development (ECD) efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean by reviewing a selection of ECD programs in the region, including those in early childhood education, health, and nutrition, and distilling lessons related to their design, implementation, and institutionalization. ... See More +

Publication 52105 DEC 03, 2009

Vegas, Emiliana; Santibanez, Lucrecia Spanish Disclosed

No more cutting class ? reducing teacher absence and providing incentives for performance (English)

Expanding and improving basic education in developing countries requires, at a minimum, teachers who are present in the classroom and motivated to teach, but this essential input is often missing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4847 FEB 01, 2009

Rogers, F. Halsey; Vegas, Emiliana Disclosed

Raising student learning in Latin America : the challenge for the twenty-first century : Incrementar el aprendizaje estudiantil en America Latina : el desafio para el siglo XXI (Spanish)

Improving student learning is the key challenge for education in Latin America and the Caribbean. This book is divided into three parts. Part one focuses on the central role of student learning in education. ... See More +

Publication 41173 JAN 01, 2008

Vegas, Emiliana; Petrow, Jenny English Disclosed

Inside decentralization : how three central American school - based management reforms affect student learning through teacher incentives (English)

Despite decentralization reforms of education systems worldwide, there is little empirical evidence about the processes through which decentralization can improve student learning. ... See More +

Journal Article 76775 AUG 01, 2007

Umansky,llanna; Vegas, Emiliana Disclosed

Raising student learning in Latin America : the challenge for the twenty-first century (English)

Improving student learning is the key challenge for education in Latin America and the Caribbean. This book is divided into three parts. Part one focuses on the central role of student learning in education. ... See More +

Publication 41173 MAR 01, 2007

Vegas, Emiliana; Petrow, Jenny Spanish Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 22 (2) (English)

Evaluating recipes for development success; by Avinash Dixit. Comment on "evaluating recipes for development success": the policy usefulness of institutional and political analyses of development; by Philip Keefer. ... See More +

Publication 47686 JAN 01, 2007

Dixit, Avinash; Keefer, Philip; Batten, Jonathan A.; Szilagyi, Peter G.; Umansky, Ilana; Vegas, Emiliana; Gibson, John; McKenzie, David; Disclosed

Improving teaching and learning through effective incentives - What can we learn from education reforms in Latin America? : Mejorar la ensenanza y el aprendizaje por medio de incentivos - Que lecciones nos entregan las reformas educativas de America Latina? (Spanish)

While many Latin American countries have succeeded in providing access to basic education for the great majority of children, educational quality in the region remains very low. ... See More +

Other Education Study 33266 FEB 01, 2005

Vegas, Emiliana; Umansky, Ilana English Disclosed

Improving teaching and learning through effective incentives - What can we learn from education reforms in Latin America? (English)

While many Latin American countries have succeeded in providing access to basic education for the great majority of children, educational quality in the region remains very low. ... See More +

Other Education Study 33266 FEB 01, 2005

Vegas, Emiliana; Umansky, Ilana Spanish Disclosed

Incentives to improve teaching : lessons from Latin America (English)

This book a collection of chapters is about one of the most pressing challenges in improving education quality in Latin America : designing and implementing effective incentives for enhancing teaching practice as a means for raising student learning outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 33439 JAN 01, 2005

Vegas, Emiliana; Umansky, Ilana; Hernani-Limarino, Werner; Mizala, Alejandra; Romaguera, Pilar; Urquiola, Miguel; McEwan, Patrick J.; Santibanez, Lucrecia; Sawada, Yasuyuki; Ragatz, Andrew B.; di Gropello, Emanuela; Marshall, Jeffery H.; Parker, Caroline E.; Crouch, Luis

Do differences in teacher contracts affect student performance : evidence from Togo (English)

Many poor countries are initiating teacher contract reforms to meet a growing demand for primary education at a time of increasing government deficits. ... See More +

Working Paper 26955 JUN 26, 2003

Emiliana Vegas; Joost De Laat

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SABER teachers country report : Paraguay 2012 (English)
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APR 15, 2013 94347 Working Paper
What matters most for teacher policies : a framework paper (English)
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APR 01, 2013 90182 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Education finance : it's how, not simply how much, that counts (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 67647 Brief
Learning from the best : improving learning through effective teacher policies (English)
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FEB 01, 2012 67345 Brief
SABER teacher policy country report : Tunisia 2011 (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 79961 Working Paper
SABER teachers country report : Kyrgyz Republic 2011 (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 114322 Working Paper
The promise of early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2) : La promesa del desarrollo en la primera infancia en America Latina y el Caribe (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2010 52105 Publication English
SABER teacher country report : West Bank and Gaza 2010 (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 79963 Working Paper Arabic
SABER teacher country report : Jordan 2010 (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 79956 Working Paper Arabic
The promise of early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean : Overview (Turkish)
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JAN 01, 2010 52105 Publication
The promise of early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean (Vol. 2) (English)
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DEC 03, 2009 52105 Publication Spanish
No more cutting class ? reducing teacher absence and providing incentives for performance (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 WPS4847 Policy Research Working Paper
Raising student learning in Latin America : the challenge for the twenty-first century : Incrementar el aprendizaje estudiantil en America Latina : el desafio para el siglo XXI (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2008 41173 Publication English
Inside decentralization : how three central American school - based management reforms affect student learning through teacher incentives (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 76775 Journal Article
Raising student learning in Latin America : the challenge for the twenty-first century (English)
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MAR 01, 2007 41173 Publication Spanish
The World Bank research observer 22 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 47686 Publication
Improving teaching and learning through effective incentives - What can we learn from education reforms in Latin America? : Mejorar la ensenanza y el aprendizaje por medio de incentivos - Que lecciones nos entregan las reformas educativas de America Latina? (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2005 33266 Other Education Study English
Improving teaching and learning through effective incentives - What can we learn from education reforms in Latin America? (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 33266 Other Education Study Spanish
Incentives to improve teaching : lessons from Latin America (English)
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JAN 01, 2005 33439 Publication
Do differences in teacher contracts affect student performance : evidence from Togo (English)
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JUN 26, 2003 26955 Working Paper