By Martaine E. Lockheed, Adriaan M. Verspoor
This work is the first comprehensive review of both the scholarly literature on improving primary education in developing countries and of donors' opinions. It provides an overview of primary education systems and argues that developing countries must do more to serve the needs of all children. The authors promote strategies for improving five aspects of education, including the inclusion of girls and children from poor and rural families--groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in primary schools. Enhanced by detailed tables, illustrations, and appendices, this work will be essential to those who work in education, development studies, and economic and social programs.