UNESCO - EFA Global Monitoring Report - 2005 Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2005 - The Quality Imperative:
"Quality is at the heart of education. It influences what students learn, how well they learn and what benefits they draw from their education."
Governments of poor countries, striving to expand basic education quickly, face many problems: poorly trained teachers, not enough teachers, curricula that don't meet national needs, shortage of facilities and materials, etc.
"This Report reviews research evidence on the multiple factors that determine quality, and maps out key policies for improving the teaching and learning process, especially in low-income countries. It monitors international assistance to education and progress towards the six goals of Education for All, to which over 160 countries committed themselves in 2000, at the World Education Forum."