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Distribution of teaching and learning materials

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References
UNESCO. 2016. Global Education Monitoring Report: Every child should have a textbook. Policy paper 23. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000243321

UNESCO. 2017. Making textbook content inclusive: a focus on religion, gender, and culture. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from:  https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000247337

Promising policy options

Financing textbook provisions

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References
Fredriksen, B.; Brar, S.; Trucano, M. 2015. Getting Textbooks to Every Child in SubSaharan Africa; Strategies for Addressing the High Cost and Low Availability Problem. Washington D.C.: The World Bank. Retrieved from: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/21876/9781464805400.pdf;sequence

The World Bank. 2015. Where Have All the Textbooks Gone? Toward Sustainable Provision of Teaching and Learning Materials in Sub-Saharan Africa Teachers guide. Washington D.C.: The World Bank. Retrieved from: https://allchildrenreading.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Where-Have-All-the-Textbooks-Gone.pdf

UNESCO. 2005. A Comprehensive strategy for textbooks and learning materials. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from:  http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001437/143736eb.pdf

UNESCO. 2016b. Every child should have a textbook. Policy Paper 123; Global Education Monitoring Report 2016. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002433/243321E.pdf

UNESCO. 2016. Global Education Monitoring Report: Every child should have a textbook. Policy paper 23. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000243321

The Abidjan Principles. 2019. The Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education. Adopted on 13 February 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.abidjanprinciples.org/en/principles/overview

Reduce unit textbook cost

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References
Fredriksen, B.; Brar, S.; Trucano, M. 2015. Getting Textbooks to Every Child in SubSaharan Africa; Strategies for Addressing the High Cost and Low Availability Problem. Washington D.C.: The World Bank. Retrieved from: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/21876/9781464805400.pdf;sequence

The World Bank. 2015. Where Have All the Textbooks Gone? Toward Sustainable Provision of Teaching and Learning Materials in Sub-Saharan Africa Teachers guide. Washington D.C.: The World Bank. Retrieved from: https://allchildrenreading.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Where-Have-All-the-Textbooks-Gone.pdf

UNESCO. 2005. A Comprehensive strategy for textbooks and learning materials. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from:  http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001437/143736eb.pdf

UNESCO. 2016b. Every child should have a textbook. Policy Paper 123; Global Education Monitoring Report 2016. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002433/243321E.pdf

UNESCO. 2016. Global Education Monitoring Report: Every child should have a textbook. Policy paper 23. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000243321

The Abidjan Principles. 2019. The Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education. Adopted on 13 February 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.abidjanprinciples.org/en/principles/overview

Making textbook spending transparent

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References
Fredriksen, B.; Brar, S.; Trucano, M. 2015. Getting Textbooks to Every Child in SubSaharan Africa; Strategies for Addressing the High Cost and Low Availability Problem. Washington D.C.: The World Bank. Retrieved from: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/21876/9781464805400.pdf;sequence

The World Bank. 2015. Where Have All the Textbooks Gone? Toward Sustainable Provision of Teaching and Learning Materials in Sub-Saharan Africa Teachers guide. Washington D.C.: The World Bank. Retrieved from: https://allchildrenreading.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Where-Have-All-the-Textbooks-Gone.pdf

UNESCO. 2005. A Comprehensive strategy for textbooks and learning materials. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from:  http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001437/143736eb.pdf

UNESCO. 2016b. Every child should have a textbook. Policy Paper 123; Global Education Monitoring Report 2016. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002433/243321E.pdf

UNESCO. 2016. Global Education Monitoring Report: Every child should have a textbook. Policy paper 23. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000243321

The Abidjan Principles. 2019. The Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education. Adopted on 13 February 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.abidjanprinciples.org/en/principles/overview

Making a cost-effective textbook policy and reduce wastage

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Monitor textbook distribution 

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DFID (Department for International Development). 2010. Learning and Teaching Materials: Policies and Practices for Provision. London: DFID. Retrieved from: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/67621/lrng-tch-mats-pol-prac-prov.pdf

Fredriksen, B.; Brar, S.; Trucano, M. 2015. Getting Textbooks to Every Child in SubSaharan Africa; Strategies for Addressing the High Cost and Low Availability Problem. Washington D.C.: The World Bank. Retrieved from: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/21876/9781464805400.pdf;sequence

The World Bank. 2015b. Where Have All the Textbooks Gone? Toward Sustainable Provision of Teaching and Learning Materials in Sub-Saharan Africa Teachers guide. Washington D.C.: The World Bank. Retrieved from: https://allchildrenreading.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Where-Have-All-the-Textbooks-Gone.pdf

UNESCO. 2005a. A Comprehensive strategy for textbooks and learning materials. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from:  http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001437/143736eb.pdf

UNESCO. 2016b. Every child should have a textbook. Policy Paper 123; Global Education Monitoring Report 2016. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002433/243321E.pdf

UNESCO. 2016g. Textbooks pave the way to sustainable development. Global Education Monitoring Report: Policy paper 28. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002467/246777E.pdf

CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology) and LD OnLine. 2007. Accessible Textbooks: A Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. Accessed 5 June 2019: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/accessible-textbooks-guide-parents-children-learning-disabilities

PACER Center. 2011. Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM): Basics for Families. Minneapolis: PACER Center. Retrieved from: https://www.pacer.org/stc/pubs/STC-23.pdf

Stahl, S. 2004. The promise of accessible textbooks: Increased achievement for all students. Wakefield, MA: NCAC (National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum). Retrieved from: http://aem.cast.org/about/publications/2004/ncac-accessible-textbooks.html

Other policy options

Switching to open textbooks

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References
Trucano, M. 2013. Mobile learning and textbooks of the future, e-reading and edtech policies: Trends in technology use in education in developing countries. Excerpts from the World Bank’s EduTech blog (Volume IV). Washington, DC: The World Bank. Retrieved from: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EDUCATION/Resources/EduTechBlog2012_all_the_posts.pdf

UNESCO. 2014e. Textbooks and learning resources: guidelines for developers and users. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002261/226135e.pdf

UNESCO. 2016h. UNESCO guidebook on textbook research and textbook revision. Paris: UNESCO. Retrieved from: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0011/001171/117188E.pdf

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). 2012. E-books: Developments and Policy Considerations. OECD Digital Economy Papers, No. 208. Paris: OECD. Retrieved from: https://ideas.repec.org/cgibin/get_doc.pl?urn=RePEc%3Aoec%3Astiaab%3A208en&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdx.doi.org%2F10.1787%2F5k912zxg5svh-en

Updated on 2022-06-14

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