Category Archives: Out-of-school children

The Jomtien Conference in 1990 was a game changer for education

This blog looks back at the start of the EFA movement, from Jomtien, to Dakar, to today. It is the first in a series of blogs taking a retrospective view of the Education for All agenda and its subsequent implementation.  Svein … Continue reading

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

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

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

No progress in reducing out of school numbers, with some exceptions

By Aaron Benavot, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report and Albert Motivans, head of Education Statistics at the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. There has been no global progress in reducing the number of children who are denied their right … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Environment, Equality, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Quality of education | 3 Comments

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

Post-Muscat: On track for equity, finance and measurability in the post-2015 education goals?

Pauline Rose, professor of international education at the University of Cambridge and former director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, reflects on progress and potential stumbling blocks towards finalizing agreement on a post-2015 education framework. It was a great pleasure … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework | 5 Comments

We must say what we mean when writing post-2015 global education goals

Anyone working in communications will have a few tips to hand out for writing a compelling document. Writing must be clear and concise. With no space to waste, key messages should not be repetitive without good reason. They should be … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 4 Comments