Tag Archives: Post-2015 Education Goals

Skills for Work is High on the Post-2015 Agenda, but are we Still on Track for Another Vague Target?

By Robert Palmer, Independent Education and Skills Consultant. Three months ago in a blog in NORRAG NEWSBite, I asked ‘can we avoid another vague skills goal?’ Three months later how are things looking? Lots of Proposals for a Skills for … Continue reading

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The Post-2015 EFA Agenda: The Role of UNESCO

By Maren Elfert, University of British Columbia. Since the inception of UNESCO in 1945, there have been differing views on the role of the organization. While some stressed its intellectual role, others propagated a limited functional mandate for the organization. … Continue reading

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Who Owns Learning?

By Hugh McLean, Open Society Foundations, London. Teaching about learning and learning about teaching I worked for an NGO in South Africa in the 1980s called Learn and Teach.[i] It was an adult literacy organisation inspired by Freire and based … Continue reading

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From Teaching and Learning to Teachers and Students: The Real Story of Educational Cultures and Contexts

By NORRAG. The last few years with their global focus on education post-2015 and review of Education for All (EFA) have emphasized the failure of LEARNING. Despite all the discussion of Learning Goals, and of Learning for All, the real … Continue reading

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A NEET Indicator for Post-2015? Let’s be More Precise

By Enrique Pieck, Academic Researcher, Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México, Mexico. When trying to ensure an effective youth transition to the labor market, it is important to consider the diversity of youth and to define precisely what it is understood … Continue reading

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NEETS is Not a Neat Concept

By Kenneth King, University of Edinburgh and NORRAG ‘Ensure that all youth transition effectively into the labour market’, was one of the draft Post-2015 targets proposed by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. This target is surely wild! How can a … Continue reading

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Will Skills Training Get Short-Changed in the Post-2015 Agenda?

By Claudio de Moura Castro, Positivo, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Looking at the draft collection of Sustainable Development Solutions Network Post-2015 indicators, each reader will likely find that his own area is insufficiently covered. That is to be expected. Hence, considering … Continue reading

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Understanding EFA within a Political Economy Perspective

By Grace Akukwe, American Institutes for Research (AIR). As the 2015 MDG deadline approaches, the development community is focused on whether we will achieve the Education For All (EFA) targets or not. One major concern about the EFA targets which … Continue reading

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The SDSN’s Proposed Indicators for the SDGs: Some Commentaries on the Treatment of Livelihoods and Skills

By NORRAG Blog Editor.  On 14th February the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) released a draft report for public consultation on proposed indicators for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We asked several NORRAG members to comment on how livelihoods and skills … Continue reading

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Putting Equity at the Centre of Your Education Strategy: it can be done! There is No Need to wait for the Final Post-2015 Agenda

By Jan Fransen, Tom Vandenbosch, Sven Rooms and Bart Dewaele, VVOB. VVOB, a technical agency active in education for development, recently went through a participatory process to determine its new global objectives. This strategic process happened in an era of … Continue reading

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