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Author Galal, Ahmed, 1948-

Title The road not traveled : education reform in the Middle East and North Africa / [Ahmed Galal, principal author].

Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2008]


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 UniM Store  338.43370956 GALA MJ17    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxii, 359 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Series MENA development report.
MENA development report.
Notes Statement of responsibility from p. xix.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Introduction -- Ch. 1. Investment in Education -- Ch. 2. Economic Returns to Investment in Education -- Ch. 3. New Challenges Facing the Education Sector in MENA -- Pt. II. Introduction -- Ch. 4. Analytical Framework -- Ch. 5. The Road Traveled Thus Far in MENA -- Ch. 6. Why Some MENA Countries Did Better than Others -- Pt. III. Introduction -- Ch. 7. Education and Domestic Labor Markets -- Ch. 8. Education and Migration -- Ch. 9. The Road Ahead.
Summary "The Road Not Traveled Education Reform in the Middle East and North Africa evaluates the impact of past education investment in the region and proposes a new approach to education reforms. The book shows that the region has invested heavily in education and has been able to make remarkable progress. Most eligible children - boys and girls - are now enrolled at different levels of instruction. Fertility and infant mortality rates, as well as life expectancy, have all improved. However, the contribution of past investments in education to economic growth, poverty reduction and income distribution were modest. Moreover, the education systems are not fully prepared to deal with the increasing role of knowledge in economic development, an emerging youth bulge, and the growing financial constraints on expanding education. In addition, most economies of the region are not prepared to absorb an increasingly educated labor force in dynamic and productive sectors. Thus, the region must travel a new road. This new road has two elements: the first is an approach to education reform that focuses on incentives and public accountability, in addition to the education process itself, the other emphasizes closing the gap between the supply of educated individuals and labor demand both internally and externally." "Despite its density and rich economic content the book is intended to be read, discussed, and utilized by a diverse and wide regional audience, including readers working in policy making, civil society, and academia, both inside and outside the education sector."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Educational change -- Economic aspects -- Middle East.
Educational change -- Economic aspects -- Africa, North.
Education -- Economic aspects -- Middle East.
Education -- Economic aspects -- Africa, North.
ISBN 9780821370629