Experimental Reporting System

Experimental Reporting System for the Education Articles of the
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child1,2

Please print out and complete Sections A & B of this form to provide information about the status of conditions, progress and needs regarding education in your country.

In Section A it is only necessary to provide summary data by checking the appropriate boxes for each question. In Section B of the report you are asked to provide evidence in support of your Section A responses in the form of available documentation and, as you consider it necessary, comments clarifying your responses.

Indicate here the identity and contact information for the person/office completing this report.


(name)


(title)


(office and/or agency of the government)


(address)


(telephone and telefax)


(email and/or website)

Population Demographics for Report:

Please indicate the child population for which you are completing this form. It is requested that each STATE PARTY to the Convention complete this form for the general child population; and that, in addition, separate reports should be completed for any specific child population for which significant or important differences in conditions exist.

Number of children (6 – 18 years): _________________

Number of children (6 – 11 years): _________________

Number of children (12 – 16 years): _________________

Number of children (17 – 18 years): _________________

Filled out for: general population

minority group:

private schools

public schools

special needs children: __________________________
(identify)

gender group: __________________________
(identify)

minority group: ___________________________
(identify)

or: ___________________________
(identify)

SECTION A: Summary Data

Example for completing Summary Data sections:

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population (mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Primary education is compulsory for all

X

X

X

X

  • Primary education is available to all

X

X

X

  • Primary education is free to all

X

X

X

X

You will be able in Section B to indicate and/or present the documented evidence which supports your responses. If the above example represents your conditions in Section B for the item “primary education is compulsory for all”, you might indicate the law (or section of law) which establishes compulsory education, the practices generally applied to investigate cases of children not attending school, and attendance records, which are the measure used to determine achievement of participation in education.

 

  • Goals and Effects for Education

 

Article 29, §1, (a): Development of the child’s personality, talents, mental & physical abilities to their fullest potential.

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

Development of

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Child’s personality to fullest potential
  • Child’s talents to fullest potential
  • Child’s mental abilities to fullest potential
  • Child’ physical abilities to fullest potential

Article 29, §1, (b): Development of Respect for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and for Principles in UN Charter

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Development of Respect for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Article 29, §1, (c): Development of respect for the child’s parents, his or her own cultural identity, language and values, for the national values of the country in which the child is living, the country from which he or she may originate and for civilizations different from his or her own.

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

Development of

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Respect for the child’s parents, his or her own cultural identity, language and values.
  • The national values of the country in which the child is living.
  • Respect for the country of origin of the child
  • Respect for civilizations different from his or her own.

Article 29, §1, (d): The preparation of the child for responsible life in a free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality of sexes, and friendship among all peoples, ethnic, national and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

Preparation of the child

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • for a responsible life in a free society
  • in the spirit of understanding.
  • for peace
  • for tolerance
  • for friendship among all peoples, ethnic, national and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin

Article 29, §1, (e): The development of respect for the natural environment.

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Development of respect for the natural environment.

Article 28, §3: State Parties shall promote and encourage international cooperation in matters relating to education, in particular with a view to contributing to the elimination of ignorance and illiteracy throughout the world and facilitating access to scientific and technical knowledge and modern teaching methods.

Degree to which this goal is achieved for school population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

Promotion of international cooperation to contribute to education toward:

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Elimination of ignorance and illiteracy
  • Access to scientific and technical knowledge
  • Access to modern teaching methods
  • Or:
  • Or:

 

  • Supportive Conditions within Education

 

Compulsory education covers how many years? ______________ years

Article 28, §1 (a): Make primary education compulsory, and available / free to all.

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

Primary education is:

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • compulsory for all
  • available to all
  • free to all

Article 28, §1(b): Encourage the development of different forms of secondary education, including general and vocational education, make them available and accessible to every child, and take appropriate measures such as the introduction of free education and offering financial assistance in case of need.

Degree to which this goal is achieved for school population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

Encourage development to establish

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • different forms of secondary education
  • secondary education available and accessible to every child
  • financial assistance offered in case of need.

Article 28, §1 (c): Make higher education accessible to all on the basis of capacity by all appropriate means.

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Make higher education accessible on the basis of capacity by all appropriate means

Article 28, §1 (d): Make educational and vocational information and guidance available and accessible to all children.

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Make educational and vocational information and guidance available and accessible to all children

Article 28, §1 (e): Take measures to encourage regular attendance at schools and the reduction of drop-out rates

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Drop-out rate before completion of compulsory schooling

Article 28, §2: States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that school discipline is administered in a manner consistent with the child’s human dignity and in conformity with the present Convention

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • School discipline is administered in a manner consistent with the child’s human dignity and in conformity with the present Convention

Article 28, §1: States Parties recognize the right of the child to education, and with a view to achieving this right progressively and on the basis of equal opportunity.

Degree to which this goal is achieved for child population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Equal opportunity for access to education

(IBE) Ratio of teachers to students

Student numbers per class

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

< 15

15 – 20

21 – 25

26 – 30

> 30

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Student numbers for classes with regular students (not special need children) for each teacher
  • Student numbers for classes with special needs – children for each teacher

Teacher training on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Degree to which this goal is achieved for teacher population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • Teacher training on the Convention on the Rights of the Child

In-service training for teachers available

Degree to which this goal is achieved for teacher population(mark one)

Evidence Types
(mark all relevant)

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Law

Commitment

Practices

Measures of achievement

  • In-service training for teachers

 

  • Social Conditions influencing Education

 

Briefly describe conditions of importance to the following topics:

 

  • (IBE) Financial Situation

 

    1. Public expenditure on education: total and as percentage of GNP:
    2. Distribution of public expenditure by level of education (e.g. primary, secondary, higher education):
    3. The breakdown of current capital expenditure in the public funding of education:

1.4. The distribution of public expenditure on education according to the source of financing:

  1. Central level: (a) ministries of education; (b) other ministries;
  2. Provincial / regional level;
  3. Municipal and local level
    1. Expenditure on private education and source of funding by level of education:
    2. For public higher education establishments, the proportion of financing coming from public bodies, fees or other sources.
    3. For private higher educational establishments, the proportion of financing coming from private donations, fees and public sources.

Hindering factors for meeting standards of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

  1. Lack of money
  2. Political problems
  3. Religious reasons
  4. Gender inequality
  5. Minority inequality
  6. …………………………………………………………………………
  7. …………………………………………………………………………
  8. none

Types of schools / establishments

a) Public Schools è percentage of all students: ______________%

b) Private religious schools è percentage of all students: ______________%

c) Private non-religious schools è percentage of all students: ______________%

d) Home schooling è percentage of all students: ______________%

e) ……………………………………………………. è percentage of all students: ______________%

f) …………………………………………………….. è percentage of all students: ______________%

g) ……………………………………………………. è percentage of all students: ______________%

h) ……………………………………………………. è percentage of all students: ______________%

Subjects of Curriculum

Please mark

Primary Education

Secondary Education

Compulsory

Optional

Compulsory

Optional

Mathematics
National language
Sciences
Religion
Gymnastics
Art
Cooking
Handcrafts
And:
And:
And:
And:
Foreign languages:
English

French

Spanish

German

Russian

Japanese

Chinese

Italian

Or:

Or:

Or:

Teaching languages

(Languages in which instruction of subjects is presented!)

Primary education

Secondary education

National Language.
Foreign Languages:
English

French

Spanish

German

Russian

Japanese

Chinese

Italian

Or:

Or:

Or:

Number of Students abroad

How many students are in colleges/universities abroad? ……………………………………………………..

How many students are in colleges/universities within this country? ………………………………………………………

Supplies in classrooms

Percentage of classrooms where available

< 15%

15 – 50%

50-90%

> 90%

  • Classroom available
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Pens & pencils
  • Blackboard / board
  • Electricity
  • Books
  • Paper
  • Booklets
  • Overhead Projector
  • Projector for slides
  • Television
  • Computer / internet service
  • And/or:
  • And/or:

Expenditure per year/ per student for school material: ………………………………………………US$

Organization of transportation – Is there a system of free transportation to and from school?

Free transport system (% of students)

<10%

11 – 49%

50 – 90%

91 – 100%

Pre-school level
Primary school
Secondary school
Higher education

Data for repetition and promotion rate

Retention at same level (% of students)

<1%

5%

6-10%

>10%

Primary Education
Secondary Education

Number of graduates

Graduates (% of students per level)

>50%

51-80%

81-90%

<90%

Primary school
Secondary school
University Education
Vocational Education

 

  • Most important research programs in Education

 

Title

Goal

1. 1.
2. 2.
3. 3.
4. 4.

SECTION B: Documentation of Evidence for Data Summary and Commentary

In this section, please go systematically through the sequence of items in Section A, Parts I and II, and provide more specific and clarifying information about the evidence items you have marked.

  • For the “Law” category: indicate the specific law, and sub-section of law where relevant, and its location in system of laws of your country. Attach a copy of the law or indicate its availability in the larger report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child or through other sources.
  • For the “Commitment” category: indicate the nature and source of the commitment, such as the declaration or statement of purpose and the official body making the commitment, and provide a copy of the essential portion of any text presenting the commitment or a reference to the document(s) reporting the commitment and a system for accessing the document(s).
  • For the “Measures of Achievement” category, indicate the nature and source of the system of measurement or research and the source of documented findings of the achievement; and provide a copy of reported findings for the achievement or a reference to the document(s) reporting the commitment and a system for accessing the document(s).

Please freely provide any commentary which you consider valuable in understanding the status of the data summary remarks, the evidence presented, and the needs, progress made, or plans for further progress regarding any item.