This component will analyse access, equity, quality, relevance, management, and capacity at ECD and primary levels. The component builds on the findings of the Rapid Assessment and as well as lessons learned from existing activities being implemented in the basic education sector.
Early Childhood Development (ECD):
This sub-component will expand analysis of the current provision of and access to ECD services, according to geographic location, wealth, status, ethnicity, gender and other potential dimensions of disadvantage, and make recommendations for reform.
Primary School Quality and Management:
This study will examine different types of primary schools including multigrade, private, and monastic schools supported by a range of providers, and make recommendations for addressing all aspects of primary school management, school quality development and classroom practices.
Secondary Education Subsector Access, Quality, and Management:
The main focus will be a comprehensive review, looking at issues of relevance for secondary level policy, strategy, and planning, including access, quality, and management dimensions, as well as issues of out-of-school-youth, and make recommendations for reform.
Language of Instruction:
This sub-component will examine issues of language diversity, especially as these relate to social cohesion and peace building, and analyse different language uses and learning needs, especially for ethnic languages, Myanmar, and English. Recommendations will inform development of language education policy which reflects this diversity.
Curriculum, Textbooks and Learner Assessment Processes and Monitoring Baseline for Grades 1-11/12:
This sub-component will review the curriculum, textbooks and learner assessment/ examination frameworks for Grades 1-11/12 and make recommendations for reform in line with the new structure of basic education and the Ministry of Education’s commitment to a child-centred approach. Development of systems for monitoring of learning outcomes at different grades in different subjects, including reading, will also be included.
Support for Financial Decentralization and Targeting:
This component will evaluate the government’s school block grants scheme, and student stipend scheme, provide recommendations for their improvement and expansion, and propose arrangements for donor support.