Policy Brief: Engaging Boys for Active Citizenship through Education

The issue of poor learning outcomes and high dropout rates at primary or postprimary levels, particularly among boys, has been a major challenge for Caribbean educators and policy-makers, as well as for other Commonwealth countries. The phenomenon of ‘boys’ underachievement’ in schools across the Caribbean region cannot be resolved by intervening in the education sector alone. A country’s policy framework must therefore take into account how different sectors contribute to strengthening learning systems (including formal and non-formal education) and ensure that each sector builds on and reinforces the efforts of other sectors.

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