Author Archives: EFA Report

Youth is more than the theme of the day; it’s the theme of the decade

On International Youth Day, this blog looks at the continued importance of keeping the spotlight on better skills development for young people. In 2012, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report analysed the youth skills gap and reported that it … Continue reading

Posted in Developing countries, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Equity, Literacy, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Quality of education, Secondary school, Skills, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Achieving equity through finance: helping Indigenous populations in Brazil

On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, this blog outlines successful policies in Latin America that have helped redistribute funds to help bring about equity in education, and benefit its indigenous populations. To achieve Education for All, it … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Ethnicity, Language, Latin America, Marginalization, Rural areas, Teachers | 1 Comment

Women’s education helps avert child marriage

This week, a Girl Summit is being held in London, aimed at rallying efforts to end female genital mutilation and child marriage within a generation. This blog looks at the vital role that education plays in helping reduce child marriages … Continue reading

Posted in Developing countries, Equality, Gender, Out-of-school children, Poverty | 4 Comments

The new education targets still need fine-tuning

The next few days are crucial for putting finishing touches on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) before they are handed over to the group who will work on the text at September’s United Nations General Assembly.  Large substantial changes are likely to … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Donors, Finance, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Skills, Sustainable development, Teachers | 1 Comment

Learning is not just for students

By Kristen Weatherby, Senior Analyst at OECD The latest results from the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) were released last week in countries around the globe. TALIS 2013 surveyed 107,000 lower secondary teachers in 34 participating countries to represent … Continue reading

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What education do we want for the future?

Qian Tang, PhD, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO and Dr. Nicholas Alipui, Director and Senior Advisor on the Post-2015 development agenda, UNICEF. Today, UNESCO and UNICEF will convene a high-level discussion on the post-2015 education agenda. This event, hosted by the … Continue reading

Posted in Post-2015 development framework | 1 Comment

TALIS: Showing how teachers acquire confidence and improve children’s learning.

This week, a new round of TALIS survey results will be published by OECD. This blog looks at some of the findings from the last TALIS survey, which shows the sorts of practices which increase teachers’ feeling of confidence in … Continue reading

Posted in Quality of education, Teachers, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

How can we measure global citizenship skills post 2015?

In the third of our series of guest blogs on the five proposed outcome-oriented post-2015 global education targets, Bryony Hoskins, senior lecturer at the University of Southampton, looks at the challenges of measuring citizenship knowledge, skills, attitudes and values. In … Continue reading

Posted in Citizenship, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Secondary school | 2 Comments

The Muscat Agreement: New proposed post 2015 global education goal and targets announced today

A global goal and targets for the post-2015 education agenda, discussed last month at the Global Education For All Meeting in Muscat, Oman, have been announced today. This is the first important step in a process that will culminate at … Continue reading

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The challenges and rewards of measuring global learning after 2015

In the second of our guest blogs as part of a series on the five proposed outcome-oriented post-2015 global education targets, Ray Adams of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) examines the challenges involved in reaching agreement on how … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Equality, Equity, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Primary school, Quality of education, Secondary school | 7 Comments