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How will higher education be integrated in the post 2015 education and development agenda?

By Patrick Montjouridès, Programme Specialist at UNESCO Institute of Statistics and Louis-André Vallet, Director of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research. As the process of defining a new set of global education targets post-2015 comes to an end, a … Continue reading

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Speaking a minority language should not mean being disadvantaged 

International Mother Language Day, observed since 1999 on 21 February, honours the world’s abundant cultural and linguistic diversity. The celebration draws attention to the significance of pluri-lingualism and the need for language preservation. For example, UNESCO’s Interactive Atlas of the World’s … Continue reading

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Improving the measurement of household wealth to better understand global inequalities in education

By Jeroen Smits, Associate Professor on Inequality and Development at the Economics Department of Radboud University in the Netherlands and Director of the Global Data Lab. Over the past few decades, household surveys have become an important source of information on … Continue reading

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The limits of education’s impact on equality

By Herman van de Werfhorst and Yossi Shavit. Herman van de Werfhorst is a professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, and director of the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies. Yossi Shavit is the Weinberg Professor of Sociology of … Continue reading

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Data is critical to achieving universal primary and secondary education

By Jo Bourne, Associate Director and Global Chief of Education, Programme Division, UNICEF, and Albert Motivans, Head of Education Statistics, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. It is time for a dose of pragmatism: 121 million children and young adolescents are out of school … Continue reading

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Who is Minding the Gap for Post Primary Transitions for Post 2015?

By Baela Raza Jamil, who currently serves as the Director of Programs Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and the Institute for Professional Learning as well as Coordinator of the South Asian Forum for Education Development.  The 5th Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2014 … Continue reading

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2014 – a year of reflection

2014 was a year spent reflecting on past achievements in education and their implications for international policy commitments in 2015 and beyond. Our blog remained a popular online hub and the year’s most frequently read posts reflect key topics of … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Economic growth, Equality, Equity, Finance, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Skills, Teachers | 1 Comment