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The 2006 Biennale on education in Africa

Powerpoint presentations during the Biennale

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Plenary Session 1 : General Introduction

  • EFA Global Monitoring Report 2006 - Literacy for Life. Regional Overview - Sub-Saharan Africa (EFA Global Monitoring Report Team)
    PowerPoint PL-1.1. ;

Plenary Session 2 : The Foundations and Evolution of Literacy in Africa

  • Why Invest in African Literacy Programs? (Alice Hamer)
    PowerPoint Presentation;

  • Changes and Trends: New Presentations (Adama Ouane)
    PowerPoint Presentation

  • Education By All: A Brief for Literacy Investment (Peter Easton)

  • DOC PL-2.1.1. Investing In Literacy: Where, Why and How? (Peter Easton)

In-depth Sessions on Efficient Literacy Programs in Africa

Parallel session A-1 : Vision, Policy and Strategy : Analysis and Prospects for Future Development

  • What makes visions, policies and strategies in the field of literacy in Africa ? (Tonic Maruatona)
    PowerPoint A-1.1.;

  • Integrating literacy and non-formal education in Burkina Faso's education policy
    PowerPoint A-1.2;

  • Brazilian National Policy of Adult and Youth Education

Parallel session A-2 : Effective and Promising Programs

  • Learner-centered processes and approaches : the connection between non-formal education and creating a literate environment (Sonja Fagerberg Diallo)

  • Diversifying the provision of education in Senegal: examples from the non-formal sector (Pape Madéfall Gueye et Kassa Diagne)

  • The PAFNA project in Senegal: An efficient and promising literacy project (Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation)

  • Processes, Approaches and Pedagogies in Literacy Programs - Case study on the experience of the Institute for Popular Education (IEP) in Mali (Maria Diarra Keita)

  • Selected cases of fruitful interactions between formal and non-formal education in Africa (Anna Katahoire)
    PowerPoint A-2.5.;

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Parallel session A-3 : Stimulating environments for engaging in literacy

  • Creating a literate environment : hidden dimensions and implications for policy (Peter Easton)
    PowerPoint ;

  • Decentralization, management of diversity and curriculum renovation : A study of literacy education in four African countries (Botswana, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda) (John Aitchison)
    PowerPoint A-3.2. ;

  • Assessing the 'faire faire' strategy in literacy (Amadou Wade Diagne et Binta Rassouloula Aw Sall)
    PowerPoint A-3.3. (in French only);

  • Use of African Languages and Literacy : Conditions, factors and processes (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Tanzania and Zambia) (Hassana Alidou)
    PowerPoint ;


Parallel session A-4 : Mobilizing Resources and Capacity Building: Improving Program Cost-Efficiency

  • Capacity Building for Educators of Adults in Three Southern African Countries: South Africa Botswana and Namibia (Veronica McKay and Norma Romm with Herman Kotze)
    PowerPoint ;
  • The Financing of Literacy and Non-Formal Education by the FONAENF in Burkina Faso
    PowerPoint (in French only);
  • Study on the Costs and Financing of Adult Literacy in Senegal (Binta Sall et Kassa Diagne)
    PowerPoint A-4.3. ;

  • Benchmarks and Financing for Adult Literacy (David Archer)

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Parallel session A-5 : From Literacy to Lifelong Learning

  • Literacy and Lifelong Learning : The linkages (Rosa Maria Torres)
    PowerPoint ;

  • Literacy and globalization: Towards a learning society in Africa - Growth points for policy and practice (Catherine Odora-Hoppers)
  • Operationalizing the policy discourse of lifelong learning : The challenges for Africa (Carolyn Medel-Anonuevo)

  • Continuation and extension of literacy programs : From literacy to adult basic education and beyond in Uganda (Anthony Okech)

  • Measuring the right to education in Burkina Faso (Valérie Liecht and Germaine Ouedraogo)
  • The NQF and its implementation in non-formal education - with special reference to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Kenya (Veronica McKay and Norma Romm with Joyce Kebathi and Herman Kotze)
    PowerPoint ;

Parallel session A-6 : Conclusions : Main Findings and Recommendations arising from Sessions on Literacy


In-depth Sessions on Effective Schools and Quality Improvement

Submenu (Click on the Parallel session for direct access)
Parallel session B-1 | Parallel session B-2 | Parallel session B-3 | Parallel session B-4 | Parallel session B-5 | Parallel session B-6 |

Parallel session B-1 : Characteristics of Effective Schools

  • Synthesis Report: Local studies on the Quality of Primary Education in Four Countries (Madagascar, Mozambique, Uganda and Tanzania) (Ward Heneveld)
    PowerPoint B-1.1. ;

    -Local study on the characteristics of effective primary schools in the province of Toamasina - Madagascar (LinaRajonhson)

    -Local Research on the Characteristics of Effective Primary Schools in Singida Tanzania (Fulgence Swai, Alice Ndidde)

    -Critical Characteristics of Effective Primary Education in the Rwenzori Region of Uganda - A Study of 30 Schools in 5 Districts in Uganda (by a team of educators from the five districts)

  • Cost-efficient Inputs : a meta-analysis of the SACMEQ and PASEC Evaluations
    PowerPoint B-1.2;
  • Grade Repetition (Jean Marc Bernard, Odile Simon, Katia Vianou- Programme d'analyse des systèmes éducatifs de la CONFEMEN) (Only in French)

    Parallel session B-2 : Teachers and School Principals at the Center of Changes in the School and the Classroom

  • School Management and Pupil Success - Case Studies of Sixteen African Schools - Summary of the Country Reports from Guinea, Mali, the Central African Republic and Senegal (Guy Pelletier)

  • Synthesis of the ICP Questionnaires related to findings of AFIDES report 'School Management and Pupil Success, Case Studies of Sixteen African Schools' (International Confederation of School Principals)

  • Teachers for Rural schools : A challenge for Africa (Aiden Mulkeen)

  • The AVU Teacher Education Initiative: An African Response to Challenges of Teacher Development and ICT Opportunities (Kuzvinetsa Peter Dzvimbo, Fred Simiyu Barasa and Catherine Wangesi Kairuki)

  • Utilizing Open Educational Resources (OERs) to Support Higher Education and Training in Africa (Peter Bateman, Eliot Pence and Benjamin Bett)

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    Parallel session B-3 :For Effective Learning in Africa: Bilingual Education and Curriculum Reform

  • Optimizing Learning and Education in Africa - the Language Factor - A Stock-taking Research on Mother Tongue and Bilingual Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (ADEA/GTZ/UIE)

  • Report of the Conference on Bilingual Education and the Use of local Languages, Windhoek, Namibia, August 3-5, 2006 (Conference rapporteurs).

  • Proceedings of the Seminar on Curricula Adaptation, Cotonou, Benin, December 1é-15, 2005 (CEPEC International)
    PowerPoint A-3.2. (in French only);

    Parallel session B-4 : Reinforcing Responsibilities and Capacity Building of Schools and Communities in view of Improving Student Performance

  • Lessons of the Experience with Direct Support to Schools Mechanism: A synthesis (Aloys Blasie' Ayako)

  • School Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa: lessons learned in Guinea, Madagascar and Senegal (Georges Solaux et Bruno Suchaux)
    PowerPoint B-4.2. ;
  • The School Project: An Educational Activity Contract Between Schools and Their Environment (Aide et Action)

  • Rearranging and consolidating spaces for horizontal dialogue in view of the contributions of PTAs and communities to the achievement of EFA goals (Boubacar Niane)

  • The Contribution of National Parent Organizations to the achievement of EFA (Jordan Naidoo)

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    Parallel session B-5 : The Equity Imperative

  • Effective Schools for Disadvantaged and Underserved Populations (Joseph DeStefano, Ash Hartwell, David Balwanz and Audrey Moore)

  • Complementary Education Programs in ADEA Countries (David Balwanz, Audrey-Marie Schuh Moore and Joseph DeStefano)

  • Gender Responsive Pedagogy (FAWE)

    Parallel session B-6 : Conclusions : Main Findings and Recommendations arising from Sessions on Effective Schools and Quality Improvement

  • Rapporteur's presentation: PowerPoint presentation
  • Discussion
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    Plenary Session 4: Facing the Challenge of Defining Early Childhood Development Models that can be Scaled Up

    • Ensuring a Supportive Policy Environment (Agnes Akosua Aidoo)

    • Planning Policies for Early Childhood Development: Guidelines for Action (Emily Vargas- Baron)

    • Early Childhood Care and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Towards expansion of coverage and targeting of efficient services (Alain Mingat)

    • Early Childhood Care and Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: What would it take to meet the Millennium Development Goals? (Adriana Jaramillo and Alain Mingat)

    In-depth Sessions on Early Childhood Development Programs in Africa that can be scaled up

    Submenu (Click on the Parallel session for direct access)
    Parallel session C-1 | Parallel session C-2 | Parallel session C-3 | Parallel session C-4 | Parallel session C-5 | Parallel session C-6 |

    Parallel session C-1 : Preparing Schools for Children

    • Making Schools Ready for Children - Transition issues (Kathy Bartlett and Katy Webley)

    • From Bisongo to Satellite Schools: Responding to the Need for Integrated Child Development in Burkina Faso

    • Exploring the Links Between Adult Education and Children's Literacy: A Case Study of the Family Literacy Project, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa (Snoeks Desmond)
      PowerPoint C-1.3;

      Parallel session C-2 : Preparing Children for School: Working with Parents and Communities

  • Ensuring Effective Caring Practices within the Family and Community (Isatou Jallow)
    Power Point C-2.1

  • Fatherhood and Men's Role in Early Childhood Development: The Fatherhood Project, South Africa (Alex Mashiane)
    PowerPoint C-2.2.;

  • Child-centered Community Capacity Building as a Strategy for IECD Programmes: Plan's Pilot Projects in Senegal, Togo and Burkina Faso (Sven Coppens)

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    Parallel session C-3 : Preparing Children for School: the Role of Holistic Practices in the Early Years of Learning

  • Une année d'éducation pré-primaire obligatoire pour tous les enfants (Samuel Ngaruiya)

  • Pre-School Education and School Readiness: Kenya's Experience (Samuel Ngaruiya)
    PowerPoint C-3.2.;

  • Senegal's Experience in Early Childhood Management: The Little Children's Home (La case des tout petits) (Ndeye Khady Diop Mbaye)
    PowerPoint C-3.3. ;

  • The Case of Schools in Pastoral Communities in East Africa (Nathan Chelimo, ABEK, Uganda)

    Parallel session C-4 : The Cost of Early Childhood Development Interventions

  • Investing in Early Childhood Development: the Potential Benefits and Cost Savings (Karin Hyde)
    PowerPoint C-4.1. ;
  • Evaluating the Costs of Scaling up Early Childhood Development Interventions: the World Bank Costing Model with Burkina Faso and the Gambia (Alain Mingat)
    PowerPoint C-4.2. ;
    PowerPoint C-4-2.1. (Ndeban Joof-Ndong - Gambia);
  • A Costing Model of the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Program in East Africa (Juliana Nzomo, Aga Khan Foundation)

    Parallel session C-5 : Coordination and Sustainability of Integrated Early Childhood Development Provision

  • Coordination and Implementation of Early Childhood Development Policies and Policy Frameworks ( Eveline Pressoir)
    PowerPoint C-5.1. ;
  • Convergence, Coordination and Integration: Action at a National Level - Eritrea's Integrated Early Childhood Development Program (Musa Hussein Naib)
    PowerPoint C-5.2.;

  • Convergence of Services for the Survival and Development of the Young Child

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