Author Archives: Manos Antoninis

Lessons from Dakar

This blog introduces a new series that will take a retrospective view of the Education for All agenda and its subsequent implementation.  As we reach the 500 day countdown until the end of 2015, this series creates a space for … Continue reading

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Domestic revenues will need to be mobilised to realise the 2014 GPE pledges

The Global Partnership for Education brought together governments and donors at its Replenishment Conference in Brussels last week. While donors fell short of the $3.5 billion target, governments stepped up to the mark. These governments will now need to work … Continue reading

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Measuring progress in education outcomes post-2015

The post-2015 global education agenda is beginning to take shape. The EFA Steering Committee Joint Proposal endorsed by the UNESCO Executive Board includes seven targets and the race is now on to ensure that the world can monitor progress towards … Continue reading

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We must shelve our hopes for aid to education from Australia

The news that Australia’s aid budget will be cut by 10% over the next two years is worrisome for education financing. Ausaid is now closed and development has been merged into its foreign affairs and trade ministries. Combined, these two … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Primary school, Secondary school | 1 Comment

Seeking a common global aspiration for education

The Global Education for All Meeting, which took place this week in Muscat, Oman, was the last major international gathering to help shape a post-2015 agenda before next year’s World Education Conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting aimed … Continue reading

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Bring back our Nigerian school girls

The recent abduction of girls from a school in Borno state in the north east of Nigeria has sent shockwaves not just through the country but around the world. Within the space of two years, two separate violent incidents involving schoolgirls … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Conflict, Equality, Gender, Human rights, Out-of-school children, Rural areas | 4 Comments

Indonesia: Learning to meet the needs of disabled children

Siti is the 10th and final participating teacher in the #TeacherTuesday campaign. She works in a school supported by Save the Children in Indonesia, teaching a class with many children with disabilities. This week’s focus on disability and education echoes … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Health, Human rights, Learning, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Quality of education, Teachers | 3 Comments

Global Action Week: When disability is a barrier to education

“Equal Right Equal Opportunity: Education and Disability” is the theme of this year’s Global Action Week. The campaign aims to raise awareness of how a disability can seriously harm a child’s chances of going to school and learning. As we … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Health, Learning, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Teachers, Training, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

South Africa: Preparing students to compete in the job market

Shape is the ninth teacher to participate in our Teacher Tuesday campaign. She works in a secondary school in Pretoria. Her 21 years as a teacher have given her many insights into the challenges and rewards of the job. As well as … Continue reading

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Australia: Rich countries are also failing to ensure that the marginalized can learn

Russell is the eighth teacher to participate in our Teacher Tuesday campaign. He works in a school in Inverell, a New South Wales country town in Australia. Of the 680 students in his school, 125 are Aboriginal. Four of the 30 … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Early childhood care and education, Ethnicity, Language, Rural areas, Secondary school, Teachers | 1 Comment