Ethics and corruption in education: an overview

Auteur(s) : 
Hallak, Jacques; Poisson, Muriel
Organisation(s) : 
International Institute of Education Planning
Editeur : 2005
Pagination : 16 p.
Collection : Journal of Education for International Development, 11
Notes : Incl. bibliographical references, tables, figures

Recent surveys suggest that leakage of funds from ministries of education to schools represent more than 80 per cent of the total sums allocated for non salary expenditures in some countries; bribes and payoffs in teacher recruitment and promotion tend to lower the quality of public school teachers; and illegal payments for school entrance and other hidden costs help explain low school enrolment and high drop out rates. This paper argues that the problems posed by corruption in education have been neglected for too long. It details the three assumptions that underlie the "Ethics and corruption in education" project of the IIEP. It then describes the approach followed to tackle this sensitive issue within the framework of the project. Finally, it summarizes a few conclusions drawn from the research so far in three areas: teacher behaviour, teacher management and private tutoring. It concludes by identifying key strategies for improving transparency and accountability in education.

Fraude académique , Responsabilité, Admission à l'école/université, Construction et équipement scolaires/universitaires, Corruption, Pots-de-vin, Déperdition financière, Outils diagnostiques / Enquêtes, Développement économique et social, Gestion de l'éducation, Administration centrale, Éthique, Examens et diplômes, Finances, Affectation des fonds, Gouvernance, Soutien scolaire privé , Elèves/étudiants , Enseignants, Comportement des enseignants, Promotion des enseignants, Recrutement des enseignants, Transparence
Afrique, Amériques et Caraïbes, Arab States, Asie et Pacifique
Bangladesh, Brésil, Cambodge, Egypte, Inde, Japon, Malaysia, Mauritius, Maroc, Népal, Taiwan Chine , Tanzanie RU, Zimbabwe