SACMEQ: Monitoring the Quality of Education in Developing Countries

Author :

Stephanie Townsend; Tia Zuze

Pages :

30 pages

Product Type :

Case

Reference # :

WBS-2012-5

Teaching Note :

Institute:

Wits Business School

Setting:

Africa

Year:

2012

Keywords:

Education

Summary/Abstract:

In October 2012, Dr Kenneth Ross, professional fellow at the Graduate School of Education of the University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia and chairperson of the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) Scientific Committee, was busy analysing the combined results of the SACMEQ III research conducted on the 15 participating African countries. He had to determine which factors made a difference to the quality of education in primary schools in southern and eastern Africa. The analysis would assist him in advising the ministers of education from the participating countries on which factors were most influential in the success of a primary education system in Africa.