Presentation on theme: "The MDGs and School Enrolment: An example of administrative data"— Presentation transcript:
1 The MDGs and School Enrolment: An example of administrative data Module B1, Session 9
2 Objectives From this session students will be able to: Give examples of the collection of administrative dataIdentify the differencebetween a census and a sampleFind a statement of the MDGsand specify the goal for educationGive objectives of the schools censusin relation to the MDGsand the needs of the country
3 Activities Activity 1: This presentation Activity 2: Activity 3 The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)particularly the goals on educationThe education census in SwazilandA census of all schoolsFor administrative and statistical purposesActivity 3DiscussionPrimary education hereWhat do you do?Is information easily availableAre you meeting the MDGs on education?
8 Activity 2: MDGs - Indicators What is an indicator?ExamplesIndicator 6
9 Activity 2: MDGs – Indicator problems Possibly a slide to say ONLY an indicatori.e. just an indicationnothing moreto study a problem in detail you often need moreas we see later
10 An education census Forms sent to all schools in the country before the 31st March of 2005to be completed on the last school day of MarchThe head teachers completes the staffing forms,teachers qualification, sex, experience, etcEach class teacher completes the class register slips.name of pupil, age, whether a re-starter etc.
11 An education census Response: All 754 schools were sent the forms to complete and sent back to the office.After some initial non-response,a follow-up was madeall schools in the country submitted their returns,bringing the response rate to 100%This was therefore a complete censusUseful for administration by Ministry of EducationAnd for statistical purposes by Dept of Statistics
12 A census What is a census compared to a sample survey Why is this a census?What is this a census of?Schools mainly – the whole population of schoolsTherefore also a census of teachersAnd a census of school pupilsIt is complete – not a sampleBut need to be precise on what is completeIn particular it is all school children NOT all children
13 Administrative data More than a census Also for Educational records Part of the routine administrationGet this in many fieldshealth workers, clinicsextension officers in agricultureetc
14 Practical work Work in groups of 4 Work in pairs within these groups Each pair looks further at one topicEither the MDGsOr the education censusYou have about 30 minutesTo prepare a presentation for the other pairThen 10 minutes for each presentationPlus 5 minutes for each to collect key pointsWhen we resumeWe start with your key points
15 After the practical – Key points They can be divided into categories for example:statistical or substanceMDGs or education, or both
17 Calculating the NER for primary education Fom the Table on page iv of the reportIndicator 6 in MDGs100*184449/218837= 84.3
18 In each country Three aspects Also for indicators What are the figures – how is the country doing?What is the routine to collect the data – the equivalent of the census in SwazilandWhat is available and how easilyAlso for indicatorsWhat definitions are usedAre those definitions available?Are they on local web sites or is there a link to international sites with the information
19 How might this information be used? Monitoring internationallycould supply the figures for international use and comparisonMonitoring within the countryNeed to get to a greater level of detailTo make a change
20 What else is needed? This is a census the WHOLE populationevery schoolevery teacherevery school childAnd in Swaziland the primary NER = 84%It needs to get to 100%What about the 16%?They do not go to schoolWhy not?Does this census give any information about the 16%?If not, then what could be used instead?
21 A welfare survey? To ask why children are taken out of school And possibly how to change thisFor example in KenyaSurvey explores the reasons children are not at schoolSee the next slideThis indicates ways that the workFrom different activities in a statistical officeis interconnected
23 Objectives of this session Can you now?Give examplesof the collection of administrative dataIdentify the differencebetween a census and a sampleFind a statement of the MDGsand specify the goal for educationGive objectives of the schools censusin relation to the MDGsand the needs of the country