Category Archives: Developed countries

Education after 2015: The Commonwealth perspective

Commonwealth ministers of education recently outlined their vision for education’s role in the new global goals for development, emphasizing education’s catalytic power and stressing the need for equity and quality in addition to access. By Jonathan Penson, education adviser at … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equity, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 1 Comment

Join the consultation on Teaching and Learning for Development

A learning crisis is leaving one in three primary school-aged children not achieving  basic skills, whether they are in school or not. This revelation makes the theme of the 2013 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) on Teaching and … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Equality, Equity, Gender, Latin America, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, North America, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Rural areas, Sustainable development, Teachers, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) – a new visualization tool to measure marginalization

To coincide with the launch of the UN Secretary-General’s Education First initiative, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Team will launch a new interactive website tomorrow – the World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE). In an exclusive preview for … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Marginalization, Poverty, Primary school | 13 Comments

Illiteracy in developed countries: ending the taboo

By Nicole Bella, responsible for statistics in the Education for all Global Monitoring Report team.  The fourth Education for All goal is to improve adult literacy by 50% between 2000 and 2015. Following the International Literacy Day celebrated last September … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Equality, Literacy, Skills | 2 Comments

Illettrisme dans les pays développés : en finir avec un tabou

Par Nicole Bella, responsable des statistiques d’éducation dans l’équipe du Rapport mondial de suivi sur l’éducation pour tous Le quatrième objectif pour l’éducation pour tous est d’améliorer de 50% les niveaux d’alphabétisme des adultes entre 2000 et 2015. Dans la foulée … Continue reading

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Can the ‘German model’ bridge the skills gap elsewhere?

By Léna Krichewsky, research officer, Education for All Global Monitoring Report What do all those experts and politicians mean when they point to the “German model” as a kind of magic recipe to solve the problem of youth unemployment by … Continue reading

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Youth jobs crisis pushes EU to address ‘skills mismatch’

Hard on the heels of Davos, where the “skills gap” was the subject of several sessions, the European summit on Monday showed that high unemployment is concentrating EU leaders’ minds on improving training for young people – the focus of … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Governance, Marginalization, Skills, Training, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Education in the spotlight in 2011

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for all Global Monitoring Report The Arab Spring, South Sudan’s long-awaited independence and the world’s 7 billionth baby featured in our top 10 blog posts for 2011, which highlighted key messages of the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Conflict, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Equality, Equity, Governance, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Refugees and displaced people, Skills, Training, Youth | 1 Comment

EU review says need for skills is urgent

Another strong argument for the importance of developing young people’s skills –the subject of the forthcoming 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report – comes from a new review by the European Commission, which warns that the recession has made … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Governance, Innovative financing, Marginalization, Post-secondary education, Poverty, Secondary school, Skills, Training, Youth | Leave a comment

Dinos lo que piensas sobre la necesidad de adquirir competencias

Acabamos de lanzar  el blog denominado Jóvenes, Competencias y Trabajo donde los jóvenes pueden expresar sus ideas sobre las destrezas que se necesitan para tener un trabajo decente.  Jóvenes, Competencias y Trabajo es un espacio abierto para los jóvenes del … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Developing countries, Employment, Equality, Equity, Ethnicity, Gender, Human rights, Marginalization, Skills, Training | 1 Comment