Category Archives: Basic education

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

Giving young children the best chance – and measuring their progress

In the first of our series of guest blogs on the five proposed outcome-oriented post-2015 global education targets, Abbie Raikes, programme specialist at UNESCO, looks at the challenges of measuring early childhood development and learning. We now know that early … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Early childhood care and education, Post-2015 development framework, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | 11 Comments

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

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

10 steps for solving the global learning crisis

Yesterday, at the Learning for All Symposium organised by the World Bank, global players came together to find some answers to two major questions: How can we solve the global learning crisis and how do we prepare young people for … Continue reading

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250 million children not learning – but has there been any progress?  

By Chris Berry, Education Head of Profession at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) The 2013/4 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, to be launched in the United Kingdom on April 7, makes a crucial contribution to our understanding … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 2 Comments

Poverty holds back learning in Kenya

Margaret, a teacher in Nairobi, is the fifth participant in our 10-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. She works in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa, helping children find an escape route from poverty through their education.  Margaret was born in … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Literacy, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Teachers | 4 Comments