Toward High-quality Education in Peru: Standards, Accountability, and Capacity Building (2007)

Publication Date: 2007
Author/Publisher: World Bank
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0-8213-7017-9

Download: To download the publication, please visit the World Bank website

Peru has been making great strides in educational coverage over the last few years. However, Peru faces problems with inequality in education which cannot be explained solely in economic terms. Other factors, such as linguistic or cultural discrimination or a lack of attention to pedagogical development for the poor, seem to be at work to create this inequality. There is a lack of a set of quality standards in education. Also, there is virtually no accountability and monitoring of performance levels in Peruvian education, and insufficient teacher training. Consequently, the World Bank has recently published a book on improving education quality in Peru.

The book has three main recommendations. First, it is necessary to generate basic standards, quality goals, and quality measurement systems. Second, once quality can be measured, a clear system of accountability should be implemented based on these standards and quality goals. Third, once there are standards and systems of accountability, investment is needed to strengthen the institutional capacity of the providers.

This book is a valuable resource for those working in the field of emergency education because useful parallels with the INEE Minimum Standards on Education in Emergencies, Chronic Crises, and Early Reconstruction can be drawn.


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