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Textbooks and School Library : Provision in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

ACCESS TO TEXTBOOKS ADOLESCENTS AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE BASIC EDUCATION BASIC EDUCATION POLICY BASIC SCHOOLS BASIC TEXTBOOKS BINDING BOOK DEVELOPMENT BOOK PUBLISHERS BOOK TRADE BOOK TRUST BUSINESS STUDIES CLASSROOMS COLLEGE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORE TEXTBOOK CORE TEXTBOOKS COST OF BOOKS CURRICULA CURRICULUM CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CURRICULUM RESEARCH DISTANCE EDUCATION DISTRICT EDUCATION DONOR SUPPORT EARLY CHILDHOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH EDUCATION FOR ALL EDUCATION REFORM EDUCATION REHABILITATION EDUCATION SECTOR EDUCATION SERVICES EDUCATION SYSTEMS EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS EDUCATIONAL METHODS EDUCATIONAL PLANNING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS ELITE SECONDARY SCHOOLS EMPLOYMENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING ESSENTIAL SKILLS FREE EDUCATION FREE PRIMARY EDUCATION FREE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION FRENCH PUBLISHERS GER GRADE LEVELS GROSS ENROLLMENT GROSS ENROLLMENT RATIO HEAD TEACHERS HEALTH EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL HIGHER EDUCATION HOME ECONOMICS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION ACCESS INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS INTERVENTIONS JUNIOR SECONDARY JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS LABOR MARKETS LEARNING MATERIALS LEARNING OUTPUTS LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT LIFELONG LEARNING LITERACY LITERATURE LOCAL BOOKSELLERS LOCAL PUBLISHERS LOCAL PUBLISHING LOCAL PUBLISHING INDUSTRIES MATH TEXTBOOKS MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION MINISTRY OF EDUCATION NATIONAL CURRICULA NATIONAL CURRICULUM NATIONAL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS NATIONAL LIBRARY NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE NATIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEMS NATIONAL PUBLISHERS NATIONAL SCHOOL NUMBER OF TEXTBOOKS OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS PAMPHLETS PAPERS POST-PRIMARY EDUCATION PRIMARY EDUCATION PRIMARY EDUCATION REFORM PRINTING PRIVATE SCHOOLS PROVISION OF TEACHERS PUBLISHERS PUBLISHING INDUSTRY READERS READING READING BOOKS READING SKILLS REFERENCE BOOK REFERENCE BOOKS REFERENCE MATERIALS RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RURAL AREAS RURAL SCHOOLS SCHOOL BOOK SCHOOL BOOK PUBLISHING SCHOOL EQUIPMENT SCHOOL FEES SCHOOL LIBRARIAN SCHOOL LIBRARIES SCHOOL LIBRARY SCHOOL POPULATION SCHOOL STUDENTS SCHOOL SUPPLIES SCHOOL SYSTEM SCHOOL SYSTEMS SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS SCHOOL YEAR SCHOOLING SCHOOLS SCIENCE TEXTBOOK SECONDARY CURRICULUM SECONDARY EDUCATION SECONDARY EDUCATION SYSTEMS SECONDARY ENROLLMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS SECONDARY SCHOOL SYSTEMS SECONDARY SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS SECONDARY SCHOOLS SECONDARY TEXTBOOKS SENIOR SECONDARY SENIOR SECONDARY LEVEL SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL SCIENCE SOCIAL STUDIES SPORTS STATE SCHOOLS STUDENT LEARNING STUDENT PERFORMANCE SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA SUBJECTS SYLLABUSES TEACHER TEACHER DEVELOPMENT TEXTBOOK TEXTBOOK APPROVAL TEXTBOOK AVAILABILITY TEXTBOOK COSTS TEXTBOOK DEVELOPMENT TEXTBOOK DISTRIBUTION TEXTBOOK LIST TEXTBOOK MARKET TEXTBOOK MARKETS TEXTBOOK PRICES TEXTBOOK PROCUREMENT TEXTBOOK PROVISION TEXTBOOK PROVISION SYSTEM TEXTBOOK PUBLISHING TEXTBOOK RENTAL TEXTBOOK RENTAL SCHEME TEXTBOOK SUPPLY TEXTBOOKS UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION UPE URBAN SCHOOLS WORKBOOKS YOUTH
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Washington, DC : World Bank
Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa
2012-05-24T15:49:00Z | 2012-05-24T15:49:00Z | 2008

This study discusses secondary textbook and school library availability in Africa, its cost and financing, and its distribution and publishing. The study objective is to analyze the issues and provide some options and strategies for improvement. Reforms are urgently required in the secondary school systems of most African countries in order to: (a) reduce the number of textbooks and reference books required by secondary education curricula; (b) reduce the unit costs of textbooks; (c) increase the target book life thus increasing cost amortization and reducing annual textbook fees/budgets; (d) increase the financing allocated to textbook provision from either government or parents and; (e) ensure that curricula change does not make expensive materials redundant too early or too often. The conclusion to be drawn is that if a reliable market exists local publishing can develop to service it, even in direct competition with multinationals. The market does not necessarily have to be large. The critical factor is predictability. If publishers are confident that funding will be available, from whatever source, year after year then local publishing will emerge to serve that market. This is perhaps most clearly demonstrated in Botswana where a tiny but reliable and reasonably predictable secondary school sector has five competing approved textbooks in some secondary subjects.

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