Category Archives: Ethnicity

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

Honduras: Teachers need support to teach in multilingual classrooms

Natelee, from the Bay Islands in Honduras is the second participating teacher in our ten-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. She describes the challenges teaching in a multilingual environment, and the barriers to learning for children who do not benefit from a bilingual … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Equality, Ethnicity, Language, Learning, Marginalization, Primary school, Quality of education, Teachers, Training | Leave a comment

Holding business to account for learning outcomes – what are the risks?

With quality of education becoming recognized as a vital component of post-2015 development goals, measuring how much children are learning is high on the global agenda. The Learning Metrics Task Force recently brought together education experts to discuss how to … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Donors, Equity, Ethnicity, Finance, Innovative financing, Language, Learning, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 16 Comments

Let’s celebrate education’s power to spread tolerance

On the eve of International Day for Tolerance, celebrated on November 16, we highlight evidence for education’s unique ability to boost tolerance and reduce discrimination. One of the fundamental roles that education plays is to increase tolerance. Tolerance, in turn, … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Equality, Ethnicity, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Language, Learning, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Quality of education, Secondary school | 5 Comments

Why school should speak your language

People whose mother tongue is different from their country’s official language can find this a barrier to thriving in society. But does that mean children should be educated only in the official language? It’s a complex question. As we found … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Employment, Equality, Ethnicity, Language, Marginalization, Out-of-school children | 6 Comments

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

Dites nous! De quelles compétences ont besoin les jeunes?

Nous venons de lancer notre nouveau blog « Youth, Skills & Work »  (jeunesse, compétences et le monde du travail), une plateforme pour les jeunes qui souhaitent échanger leurs points de vue sur le niveau d’éducation et les compétences nécessaires … Continue reading

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

Tell us what you think about the need for skills!

Today we launch Youth, Skills & Work, a new blog where young people can make their voices heard on education and skills needed to get decent jobs. Youth, Skills & Work is open to young people around the world. You … Continue reading

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

Education bounces back in Cambodia and Ethiopia

Français | Español By Jakob Engel, a research consultant for the Overseas Development Institute Cambodia and Ethiopia offer valuable lessons on improving access to education after conflict, the theme of the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report, The hidden crisis: Armed … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Ethnicity, Gender, Human rights, Language, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Teachers | 2 Comments

Education and conflict in Côte d’Ivoire: a deadly spiral

Français | Español | العربية The political upheaval in Côte d’Ivoire is taking a heavy toll on education, especially in the north, illustrating starkly the devastating impact conflict can have on learning opportunities – and the vicious circle in which … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Ethnicity | 2 Comments