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Jamaica secondary education : improving quality and extending access : Main report (Inglês)

The study reviews the progress achieved in providing universal coverage in primary education, near universal coverage in junior secondary education, and substantial coverage in early childhood education (ECE), despite the country's relatively low gross national product per capita. Enrollment ratios show gender equity has been achieved, suggesting that education policy, and public finance have been successful. However, challenges remain, particularly in ECE, upper secondary education, and tertiary education, which still correspond to an economic status. Jamaica was responsive to these challenges, embarking on an ambitious agenda in the 1990s, the Reform of Secondary Education Program (ROSE), whose second phase is to expand the reform nationwide. The reform carries logistical implications for teacher training, textbook provision, and infrastructure upgrading. This report endorses the government's policy, examining the agenda for the second ROSE phase. It focuses on learning outcomes, aiming at abolishing automatic promotion from primary through secondary education, thus ECE will be improved, to gain a better performance of primary students. Teacher skills will be improved, enhancing the curriculum content, and, encouraging university joint degree programs. Reforms in education finance will be complemented, differentiating cost sharing at secondary levels, vs. targeting cost recovery at university level.


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    Relatório Econômico ou Setorial Pré-2003

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    América Latina e Caribe,

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    Main report

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    labor force participation rate;Primary and Junior High Schools;Early childhood education;efficiency of resource use;public expenditure on education;Primary and Secondary Education;tertiary education institution;gnp per capita;upper secondary education;youth unemployment rate;enrollment by age;Technical and Vocational Education;Vocational and Technical Education;access to tertiary education;implications for teacher training;total public expenditure;quality of education;gross enrollment ratio;school type;universal primary education;types of school;senior secondary education;quality and efficiency;enrollment by level;quality of teacher;commitment to education;vocational training center;estimate of expenditure;school certificate;return to education;public primary school;approach to education;Demand For Education;criteria for selection;labor market outcome;secondary school graduate;high pass rate;children in poverty;junior secondary curriculum;criteria for admission;governments of country;arts and craft;secondary education curriculum;early childhood care;Early Childhood Development;skill training programs;crime and violence;labor force survey;provision of textbook;transfer of responsibility;purchase price;education child;share of enrollment;school feeding program;expenditure per student;upper secondary level;education for child;highly qualified teacher;incentives for efficiency;quality primary education;formal education system;net enrollment rate;gross enrollment rate;Teachers;pass grade;teaching profession;teacher qualification;reform education;core curriculum;vocational subject;preparatory school;teacher quality;policy option;special education;academic subject;



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