Category Archives: Training

The teacher-led push for quality education

By Fred van Leeuwen, general secretary of Education International, the global federation of teacher unions It is clear that the world will not meet the goal of universal primary education by the year 2015 as planned in the United Nation’s … Continue reading

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New partnerships are needed to improve learning worldwide

What do children and young people need to learn? And how can we measure what they have learned? For the last 18 months, the Learning Metrics Task Force has put these questions to experts and agencies worldwide. Tomorrow it presents … Continue reading

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After Dakar: How does adult learning fit into post-2015 education aims?

By Alan Tuckett, president of the International Council for Adult Education When education policymakers overlook the importance of adult learning, it doesn’t just let down adults who could benefit from a greater commitment to their needs. It also fails to … Continue reading

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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

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Literacy: Let’s listen to what adults want to learn

By Anna Robinson-Pant, Professor of Education, University of East Anglia The fourth Education for All goal is to halve adult illiteracy between 2000 and 2015. How is the world faring? To mark International Literacy Day on September 8, we asked … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Equity, Gender, Literacy, Marginalization, Quality of education, Skills, Teachers, technology, Training, Youth | 6 Comments

Education and jobs: hot topics for International Youth Day

With one in eight young people out of work, education and employment are urgent topics of discussion for this year’s International Youth Day on August 12.. Education’s crucial role in providing young people with the skills they need for solid … Continue reading

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Create jobs, yes – but give us the skills to do them

It’s good that job creation is at the top of the agenda at the G20 summit in Mexico today. But young people need the right skills to do those jobs – and now they’re demanding that world leaders finally give … Continue reading

Posted in Economic growth, Employment, Group of 20, Group of 8, Skills, Training, Youth | 12 Comments

Measuring and improving skills – the new ‘global currency’

The OECD Skills Strategy, launched this week at the OECD Forum, underlines the importance of our focus on the marginalized in the forthcoming 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, on youth, skills and work. While those who are in … Continue reading

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Africa Progress Report calls for big push on education

Urgent action is needed to tackle a “twin crisis” in access to education and the quality of teaching, according to the 2012 Africa Progress Report, Jobs, Justice and Equity: Seizing Opportunities in Times of Global Change, which was launched on … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Quality of education, Skills, Training, Youth | 3 Comments

BRIEFLY: Skills for work on the agenda in Shanghai

With high youth unemployment making headlines around the world, it is more crucial than ever to give young people a chance to learn the skills that employers need. Policy makers and education specialists from around the world will tackle these issues … Continue reading

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