Monthly Archives: February 2013

Private TVET in Africa: Preserving Traditional Forms Differently – Managing Novel Ones Creatively

By Salim Akoojee. Since the beginning of the 1990s, there has been a growing sense from both national policymakers and international agencies of the importance of private skills provision in all regions. In Africa, this has resulted in greater official … Continue reading

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Recommendations of the Commonwealth Ministerial Working Group on the Post-2015 Development Framework for Education

By Jonathan Penson, Commonwealth Secretariat. Commonwealth Ministers of education recently outlined their vision for education in the new global goals for development, emphasising education’s catalytic power and stressing the need for equity and quality in addition to access. Commonwealth Ministers … Continue reading

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TVE(T?) and the GMR: Counting and Comparing Apples and Oranges

By Robert Palmer, NORRAG, Amman. Low-hanging fruits in the GMR’s TVE indicators Two years ago, in an article in NORRAG News, I noted (with Kenneth King) that the data on school- and college-based technical and vocational education (TVE) as reported … Continue reading

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A Fair Shot at Meeting an Education MDG: Learning Goals for a Post-2015 Agenda

By Amanda Beatty and Lant Pritchett. The UN’s high-level panel on the post-2015 development agenda that met recently in Monrovia has much to be proud of. Millions more children are in school than were in 1990. Between 1950 and 2010, … Continue reading

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Five Questions about Education and Development post-2015

By Simon McGrath. Following on from earlier posts reflecting on the UKFIET-DfID event in December, I’d like to share five questions that I left that discussion with. 1. What is our model of development? Angela Little has already asked what … Continue reading

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Beyond Informal and Towards a Science of Learning through Practice

By Stephen Billett. It’s time to reassert the legitimacy and worth of learning through practice. The learning of occupations that serve the social and economic needs of individuals, communities and countries is an important project. Across human history, the initial … Continue reading

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Equitable Access to Education: Toward a Post-2015 Agenda

By Lori Heninger. Across the education spectrum, much thinking, writing and advocacy is being undertaken to ensure that education is part of the international goals agenda post-2015 (e.g. see NORRAG blogs on this, and the NORRAG submission to the UK … Continue reading

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