Category Archives: Equality

Oslo: Investing in teachers is investing in learning

  The Oslo Summit on Education for Development, which starts on Monday, is part of the global relay race to bring education back to the top of the development agenda by the end of 2015. It is taking the baton … Continue reading

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Conflict exacerbates already existing inequalities

The EFA GMR’s last report showed that only a third of countries had reached global education goals set in 2000, and identified conflict as one of the major barriers to achieving better results. A new paper out yesterday in time … Continue reading

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What would you put first? A new suit, or your nation’s education?

News has reported this morning that the new National Assembly in Nigeria is to receive $43 million in a clothing allowance, meaning that each of the legislators is receiving over $91,000. According to the latest costing estimates by the EFA … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Equality, Finance, Governance, Legislation, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Quality of education, Teachers | 9 Comments

Why media reports about learning assessment data make me cringe

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. With a new set of post-2015 education goals and targets on the horizon, the international community is looking to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) to help collect global data … Continue reading

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Key education targets will not be reached by 2030 if recent trends continue

By Manos Antoninis and Marcos Delprato, Senior Policy Analyst and Research Office respectively, for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report. A new technical note prepared by the EFA Global Monitoring Report for the World Education Forum about the feasibility … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Equity, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Sustainable development | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Currents and counter-currents at the World Education Forum

By Aaron Benavot and Manos Antoninis The 2015 World Education Forum (WEF) took place last week at the Incheon Free Economic Zone, Republic of Korea. Set among impressive glass skyscrapers built on reclaimed land, the choice of venue was symbolic … Continue reading

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Want proof of what’s possible in education? You’ll find it in Korea.

by Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General for the OECD Last week, UNESCO and six other UN agencies convened world leaders in education in Incheon, Republic of Korea, to establish the … Continue reading

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