Category Archives: Teachers

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

Posted in Equality, Finance, Learning, Legislation, Poverty, Quality of education, Teachers | 1 Comment

As more children have enrolled in schools in India, learning levels have declined

Since 2009-10, when India made eight years of education a fundamental right, the number of 6-14 year olds going to school has grown by over a million. Analysing data from Andhra Pradesh, Young Lives India country Director Renu Singh shows that … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equity, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, sdgs, Sustainable development, Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Highlights from the launch events of the GMR 2015

On the occasion of the launch of the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2015: Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges, many key dignitaries assembled on three different continents to discuss the Report’s findings and the implications for education in the … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Aid, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic growth, Equality, Equity, Health, Human rights, Learning, Literacy, mdgs, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Post-secondary education, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Report, Rural areas, sdgs, Secondary school, Skills, Sustainable development, Teachers, Youth | 4 Comments

The world will not reach new education targets by 2030 unless financial efforts are stepped up

New estimates by UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) reveal that an annual US$22 billion external funding gap must be bridged if low and lower middle income countries are to achieve quality, universal pre-primary, primary and lower secondary … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Donors, Finance, Innovative financing, Learning, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education, Sustainable development, Teachers | 3 Comments

School-related gender-based violence prevents millions of children from reaching their academic potential

The policy paper, “School-related gender-based violence is preventing the achievement of quality education for all,” launched today at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is a global phenomenon that impacts millions of … 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

Posted in Equality, Language, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Post-2015 development framework, Rural areas, Teachers, Training | 7 Comments