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1 Training Course on Training of Trainers from the Greater Mekong Sub- Region on Decentralized Education Planning in the Context of Public Sector Management Reform International Comparative Data in Education Mekong Institute & UNESCO Regional Office-Bangkok 23 February – 6 March 2009; Khon Kaen, Thailand Prepared by the Education Policy and Reform Unit UNESCO Bangkok February 2009 Module E4 Slide 1

2 Brief session description Objective: Better understanding on international comparative data in monitoring developmental goals Key players in producing international comparative data in education Mechanism of collecting and producing of these data Key issues and challenges ISCED97 (International Standard Classification of Education) Slide 2

3 Agenda and Timetable (1) Session 1 What are the purposes of having International Comparative data? Who is responsible for collecting, maintaining and disseminating such data? Where can we find such data? How do they collect such data? Slide 3

4 Session 2 How diverse should the range of data from different countries be to have international comparison? Presentation on the International Standard Classification of Education 97(ISCED97) Hands-on exercises in ISCED application Slide 4 Agenda and Timetable (2)

5 Session 3 What are the issues, challenges in using the internationally comparative data at the country level and how to resolve them Session 4 What are the necessary conditions to have good data at national level as well as international level Slide 5 Agenda and Timetable (3)

6 What are the purposes of having International Comparative data? Slide 6

7 Slide 7 Monitoring the Developmental Goals at the Global Level

8 Slide 8 Education for All Goals (1) In March, 1990 At Jomtien, Thailand Leaders from 155 countries Proclaim the following World Declaration on Education for All: Meeting Basic Learning Needs.

9 Slide 9 Education for All Goals (2) Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Ensuring that by 2015 all children, particularly girls, children in difficult circumstances and those belonging to ethnic minorities, have access to and complete free and compulsory primary education of good quality. Ensuring that the learning needs of all young people and adults are met through equitable access to appropriate learning and life skills programmes

10 Slide 10 Achieving a 50 per cent improvement in levels of adult literacy by 2015, especially for women, and equitable access to basic and continuing education for all adults. Eliminating gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2005, and achieving gender equality in education by 2015, with a focus on ensuring girls' full and equal access to and achievement in basic education of good quality. Improving all aspects of the quality of education and ensuring excellence of all so that recognized and measurable learning outcomes are achieved by all, especially in literacy, numeracy and essential life skills. Education for All Goals (3)

11 EFA 18 core indicators (1) Indicator 1:Gross enrolment in early childhood development programmes, including public, private, and community programmes, expressed as a percentage of the official age-group concerned, if any, otherwise the age-group 3 to 5. Indicator 2: Percentage of new entrants to primary grade 1 who have attended some form of organized early childhood development programme. Indicator 3:Apparent (gross) intake rate: new entrants in primary grade 1 as a percentage of the population of official entry age. Indicator 4:Net intake rate: new entrants to primary grade 1 who are of the official primary school-entrance age as a percentage of the corresponding population. Slide 11

12 EFA 18 core indicators (2) Indicator 5:Gross enrolment ratio. Indicator 6: Net enrolment ratio. Indicator 7:Public current expenditure on primary education a) as a percentage of GNP; and b) per pupil, as a percentage of GNP per capita. Indicator 8:Public expenditure on primary education as a percentage of total public expenditure on education. Indicator 9:Percentage of primary school teachers having the required academic qualifications. Indicator 10: Percentage of primary school teachers who are certified to teach according to national standards. Indicator 11: Pupil-teacher ratio. Indicator 12: Repetition rates by grade. Slide 12

13 EFA 18 core indicators (3) Indicator 13:Survival rate to grade 5 (percentage of a pupil cohort actually reaching grade 5). Indicator 14:Coefficient of efficiency (ideal number of pupil years needed for a cohort to complete the primary cycle, expressed as a percentage of the actual number of pupil- years). Indicator 15:Percentage of pupils having reached at least grade 4 of primary schooling who master a set of nationally defined basic learning competencies. Indicator 16:Literacy rate of 15-24 year olds. Indicator 17:Adult literacy rate: percentage of the population aged 15+ that is literate. Indicator 18:Literacy Gender Parity Index: ratio of female to male literacy rates. Slide 13

14 The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Goal 1:Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women Goal 4: Reduce child mortality Goal 5: Improve maternal health Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development Slide 14 48 selected indicators, aggregated at global and regional levels.

15 Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education Target 3: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. Indicator 6: Net enrolment ratio in primary education Indicator 7A: The proportion of pupils starting grade 1 who reach grade 5 (Survival rate to Grade 5) Indicator 7B: Primary Completion Rate Indicator 8: Literacy rate of 15–24 year-olds Slide 15 MDG Goals: Education (1)

16 Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women Target 4: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005 and in all levels of education no later than 2015 Indicator 9: Ratio of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education Indicator 10: The ratio of literate women to men 15–24 years old (Gender Parity Index in Literacy) Slide 16 MDG Goals: Education (2)

17 Slide 17 Who is responsible for collecting, maintaining and disseminating such data?

18 Provide timely, reliable policy-relevant analytical information on regular and ad-hoc basis Regular monitoring on global EFA status Research projects on statistics in UNESCO concerned areas Strengthen the statistical capacity in the Member States Regional and in-country statistical capacity building and development of statistical management information system Slide 18 UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) - Mission UNESCO INSTITUTE for STATISTICS

19 Collection and dissemination of cross national data Global EFA Monitoring Statistical capacity building Statistical methodology and standard setting in UNESCOs fields of competence Policy relevant publications the Institute aims to ensure that policy making is informed by evidence. Monitoring the implementation of policies should also be based on reliable up-to-date statistical data,.. Denise Lievesley Slide 19 UIS Main Programme Areas (1)

20 LAMP (Literacy Assessment and Monitoring Programme) – content focus World Education Indicators (WEI) – focus on group of countries at a similar level of development Technical Assistance (TA) – country focus Less in-depth than SCB Identify problems, ways of addressing Countries on own to implement Statistical Capacity Building (SCB) – country focus Support to countries to implement improvements Slide 20 UIS Main Programme Areas (2) Cross-cutting and taking many forms…

21 Collection and dissemination of cross national data Global EFA Monitoring Statistical capacity building Statistical methodology and standard setting in UNESCOs fields of competence Policy relevant publications Slide 21 UIS Main Programme Areas (3)

22 A wide range of data-users and audiences International Organizations National Statistical Offices, Education Ministries Non-governmental organisations Researchers (academic, business) …and many others UIS data are widely redistributed, they are published in: World Development Indicators, World Bank Human Development Report, UNDP State of the Worlds Children, UNICEF Global Education Database, USAID …and many others Slide 22 UIS Clients and Partners

23 Slide 23 How do we collect the data?

24 Slide 24 Data Collection Mechanism Regarding the International Comparative Data for Education UIS is the main source for the developing countries OECD is for the developed countries The World Bank

25 Slide 25 Data Compilation and Dissemination Mechanism on Education Statistics National Statistics Office EMIS, MOE National Statistics Office EMIS, MOE OECD countries Developing countries Statistics Division and Population Division UIS Website The World Bank The Regional Banks Other UN agencies Other research Institutions and Individuals Various UIS Publications Data dissemination channel Data collection channel

26 Data collected for 2004/05 school year as part of the current survey Current data release refers to the 2003/2004 school- year Example Schedule: For 2004/05 data (Academic year ending 2005) Distribute the questionnaire October 2005 Request to submit to the UIS 31 March 2006 Mid-March07 – 1 st web release April 07– Global Education Digest release September/October 07 - 2 nd web release November 07 – EFA Global Monitoring report release Slide 26 Annual Education Data Release Cycle

27 Population United Nation Population Division The World Bank Other population research institutes Other socio-economic data The World Bank United Nations Specialized Agencies (FAO, ILO, WHO) Other IGO and NGO institutions Slide 27 Where to Find these Data… (1)

28 Slide 28 Where to Find these Data… (2) OECD EuroStat UNSD UNESCAP UNICEF The World Bank Global EFA Monitoring Reports UNDP Human Development Reports Nations Statmaster List of National Statistical Agencies

29 Thank You Slide 29


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