Category Archives: Out-of-school children

We owe all our children the benefits of quality education

By Mariam Khalique, a teacher from the Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan and previous teacher of  Malala Yousafzai. There is a saying in our national language: a teacher is like an architect who builds the soul and character of … Continue reading

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New: Advocacy Toolkit for Teachers

Today is World Teachers Day. It is a day for teachers to speak their minds and describe the challenges and joys of their daily experiences in the classroom. It is also a day for policy makers to listen carefully to … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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