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Writing the Dakar Framework: “the hardest 20 paragraphs of my life”

This is the third in a series of blogs taking a retrospective view of the Education for All agenda and its subsequent implementation. In this blog, Maris O’Rourke looks at leadership issues at Dakar and the difficulties of putting pen to … Continue reading

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The Dakar process: Substance over politics

This blog looks back to the World Education Conference in Dakar in 2000 from the perspective of Abhimanyu Singh, Director UNESCO, Beijing. In the years leading up to Dakar, Abhimanyu was national EFA coordinator for India, rapporteur for the Asian … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Replenishment

For anyone who was at the replenishment conference this week in Brussels for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), it was an exciting two days. The suspense was built up well by GPE, leaving expectations high for the outcomes of … Continue reading

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TALIS: Showing how teachers acquire confidence and improve children’s learning.

This week, a new round of TALIS survey results will be published by OECD. This blog looks at some of the findings from the last TALIS survey, which shows the sorts of practices which increase teachers’ feeling of confidence in … Continue reading

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Giving young children the best chance – and measuring their progress

In the first of our series of guest blogs on the five proposed outcome-oriented post-2015 global education targets, Abbie Raikes, programme specialist at UNESCO, looks at the challenges of measuring early childhood development and learning. We now know that early … Continue reading

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Global Action Week: When disability is a barrier to education

“Equal Right Equal Opportunity: Education and Disability” is the theme of this year’s Global Action Week. The campaign aims to raise awareness of how a disability can seriously harm a child’s chances of going to school and learning. As we … Continue reading

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South Africa: Preparing students to compete in the job market

Shape is the ninth teacher to participate in our Teacher Tuesday campaign. She works in a secondary school in Pretoria. Her 21 years as a teacher have given her many insights into the challenges and rewards of the job. As well as … Continue reading

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