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Published in 2011

Progress in Gender Equality in Education: Seychelles
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Policy Brief Number 6. This policy brief deals with progress in ‘gender equality’ in primary education for the six regions in Seychelles by seeking answers to the following specific questions
Progress in Gender Equality in Education: South Africa
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Policy Brief Number 6. This policy brief covers key gender-related issues in education in South Africa with a view to showing whether there have been any significant changes in ‘gender equality’ between 2000 and 2007, both at the provincial and national levels. The following questions formed the basis of the investigation
Achievement Tanzania (Mainland)
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Tanzania mainland did not participate in the first SACMEQ Project during 1995-1998, but joined the other countries that participated in the SACMEQ II Project (2000-2004), and the SACMEQ III Project (2007-2011) in order to benefit from the opportunity provided by the SACMEQ network for educational planners and researchers from participating countries to: (a) apply scientific methods for monitoring and evaluating the quality of education, and (b) generate research-based information that could be used to plan for improvements in the quality of education.
Progress in Gender Equality in Education: Swaziland
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Policy Brief Number 6 This policy brief deals with progress in ‘gender equality’ in primary education for the four districts in Swaziland by seeking answers to the following specific questions
Progress in Gender Equality in Education: Tanzania Mainland
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Policy Brief Number 6. This policy brief deals with progress in ‘gender equality’ in primary education for the eleven zones in Mainland Tanzania by seeking answers to the following specific questions.
Progress in Gender Equality in Education: Uganda
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Policy Brief Number 6. This policy brief deals with progress in ‘gender equality’ in primary education for the four regions in Uganda by seeking answers to the following specific questions
Progress in Gender Equality in Education: Zambia
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Policy Brief Number 6. This policy brief deals with progress in ‘gender equality’ in primary education for the nine provinces in Zambia by seeking answers to the following specific questions.
Progress in Gender Equality in Education: Zanzibar
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Policy Brief Number 6. This policy brief deals with progress in ‘gender equality’ in primary education for the five regions in Zanzibar by seeking answers to the following specific questions.
Trends in the Magnitude and Direction of Gender Differences in Learning Outcomes
Published Thursday, September 1, 2011
Using data of the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ), gender differences in reading and mathematics in 15 SACMEQ school systems have been analysed. Results revealed that at the Grade 6 level, reading achievement was mostly in favour of girls while the mathematics achievement was mostly in favour of boys in 2007. While gender equality in Grade 6 participation has improved in many SACMEQ school systems, the size and the direction of gender differences in learning achievement have been very stable from 2000 to 2007, no matter who (boys or girls) performed better. Separate analyses by school location and socioeconomic status (SES) show that in rural schools and among lower SES groups across SACMEQ school systems, gender differences in both reading and mathematics have become slightly larger in 2007 than in 2000. There was a slight improvement in gender equality in achievement in reading and mathematics in urban schools, and a reasonable improvement in higher SES groups. These findings have led to the hypothesis that previous gender-related interventions have neglected the important quality aspect that may influence learning achievement, especially in rural schools and among lower socio-economic groups.
Achievement Lesotho
Published Monday, August 1, 2011
This policy brief provides information about levels and trends in the reading and mathematics achievements of Standard 6 pupils in Lesotho. The results are drawn from two large-scale, cross-national research studies of the quality of education conducted by the fifteen school systems involved in the Southern and Eastern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ).

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