Category Archives: Ethnicity

Nigeria: Why pupils learning in English and mother tongue are not mutually exclusive

This blog by Kieran Cooke from the Universal Learning Solutions, explains how a synthetic phonics approach can be taken to literacy education that can mean governments don’t have to choose between either instruction in English, or in their local language; … Continue reading

Posted in Early childhood care and education, Ethnicity, Language, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Primary school, Quality of education | 23 Comments

Achieving equity through finance: helping Indigenous populations in Brazil

On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, this blog outlines successful policies in Latin America that have helped redistribute funds to help bring about equity in education, and benefit its indigenous populations. To achieve Education for All, it … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Ethnicity, Language, Latin America, Marginalization, Rural areas, Teachers | 1 Comment

Australia: Rich countries are also failing to ensure that the marginalized can learn

Russell is the eighth teacher to participate in our Teacher Tuesday campaign. He works in a school in Inverell, a New South Wales country town in Australia. Of the 680 students in his school, 125 are Aboriginal. Four of the 30 … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Early childhood care and education, Ethnicity, Language, Rural areas, Secondary school, Teachers | 1 Comment

Honduras: Teachers need support to teach in multilingual classrooms

Natelee, from the Bay Islands in Honduras is the second participating teacher in our ten-week #TeacherTuesday campaign. She describes the challenges teaching in a multilingual environment, and the barriers to learning for children who do not benefit from a bilingual … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Equality, Ethnicity, Language, Learning, Marginalization, Primary school, Quality of education, Teachers, Training | 1 Comment

Holding business to account for learning outcomes – what are the risks?

With quality of education becoming recognized as a vital component of post-2015 development goals, measuring how much children are learning is high on the global agenda. The Learning Metrics Task Force recently brought together education experts to discuss how to … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Donors, Equity, Ethnicity, Finance, Innovative financing, Language, Learning, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education | 16 Comments

Let’s celebrate education’s power to spread tolerance

On the eve of International Day for Tolerance, celebrated on November 16, we highlight evidence for education’s unique ability to boost tolerance and reduce discrimination. One of the fundamental roles that education plays is to increase tolerance. Tolerance, in turn, … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Equality, Ethnicity, HIV/AIDS, Human rights, Language, Learning, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Quality of education, Secondary school | 5 Comments

Why school should speak your language

People whose mother tongue is different from their country’s official language can find this a barrier to thriving in society. But does that mean children should be educated only in the official language? It’s a complex question. As we found … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Employment, Equality, Ethnicity, Language, Marginalization, Out-of-school children | 8 Comments