Strengthening the Textbook Production Chain in Morocco: Study Conclusions and Recommendations Appendix C: A Cost-Effective Textbook Strategy

This is Part 4 of a four-part comprehensive evaluation of the public textbook procurement system in Morocco. This final section of the Strengthening the Textbook Production Chain in Morocco series addresses the issue of how to ensure a long-term, sustainable system of textbook financing for all students in government schools. It also explores options available to the Ministry of Education of Morocco, based on examples from countries that have responded to the same challenges.

Strengthening the Textbook Production Chain in Morocco: Study Conclusions and Recommendations Appendix B: A Review of the Domain of Electronic Textbooks

This is Part 3 of four-part comprehensive evaluation of the public textbook procurement system in Morocco. It is an overview of the challenges and opportunities of school-based digital teaching and learning, intended to provide a framework for policymakers in Morocco who are considering further investments in information and communication technology (ICT) for learning in government schools. Specifically, it addresses the area of digital textbooks. The overview poses questions that policymakers should ask and provides examples of how other countries have responded to such questions.

Strengthening the Textbook Production Chain in Morocco: Study Conclusions and Recommendations

The Ministry of Education (MoE) of Morocco took a bold step when, in 2001–2002, it decided to open up the process of textbook development to the principle of competition among publishers. The vision was that publishers would submit their textbooks for approval by the MoE, and the best of the approved textbooks would be selected by each user. As a result of this policy, the Moroccan textbook sector has grown and today provides textbooks on time and in generally adequate quantities for each school year. However, the MoE still has work to do toward implementing the intended policy, in terms of competition among publishers and school-based textbook choices, and therefore in terms of seeing qualitative improvements in the approved textbooks. This is Part 1 of four-part study that did a comprehensive evaluation of the public textbook procurement system in Morocco. It offers recommendations on how to improve textbook quality, how to strengthen the procurement system --including budgeting and financing--, and developing a policy for digital textbooks.

USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Program: Moving the needle on reading achievement in Uganda - EGRA 2018

EGRA briefer from the USAID/Uganda School Health and Reading Program. RCT, 12 languages, Primary 1 to Primary 5.