Educational systems in developing countries continually have to cope up with the
complex issues of equity, efficiency, matching the formation of skills with
development needs, educational management and planning. The need is not
simply for defining appropriate policies designed to deal with these issues. There
is need to link these policies with social and human welfare considerations -
employment, income distribution, access to minimal public services, nutrition - in
short, to economic development.
- General Education
- Micro School Planning
The involvement of LEVERAGE in the education sector reflects an increasing
concern for problems and needs of the Third World. There is recognition for the
need to improve the well-being of the low-income groups through increased
productivity and employment and better income distribution. The most valuable
service the company can render its clients is to assist them in the assessment of
their problems and help develop the solutions to these problems.
LEVERAGE has recognized that the more critical problems have been and
continue to be: (1) to formulate educational strategies which conform to the
setting in which they are to be implemented; (ii) to concretize these strategies into
specific programs and action plans in a manner which can be clearly understood
and therefore accepted by policy makers and decision makers; and (iii) to
incorporate social objectives into educational strategies which are relevant to
specific country settings.
LEVERAGE has developed a broad range of professional expertise to address the
requirements of educational and vocational training institutions. Its available
services extend from project preparation and appraisal through curriculum
development and teacher training to educational management and planning on
through commissioning of programs. In all its projects, LEVERAGE considers
carefully the social and human aspects of education and training which provide
the foundation for constructive growth.