Monthly Archives: May 2013

Thank Goodness! Education has Made it to the Finishing Line in the Global Post-2015 High Level Panel Olympics

  By Kenneth King, NORRAG and University of Edinburgh.   Relief all round!! The report of the High Level Panel (HLP) on Post-2015 has just gone public. The International NGOs, think tanks, development agencies and policy makers who have been … Continue reading

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Future Education – Global Mega -Trends and the Post-2015 Agenda for Education

By Desmond Bermingham, Save the Children. Global ‘mega-trends’ are having an impact on education: Slowing population growth and an ageing population; the continuing and growing threats resulting from climate change; the eastwards shift in the economic centre of gravity; and … Continue reading

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Technical and Vocational Skills and the Post-2015 Agenda: Let’s Take the Bull by the Horns

By Robert Palmer, Independent Education and Skills Consultant. 2012 saw the release of numerous high level global reports on work and on technical and vocational skills development, as was noted in NORRAG NEWS 48; these included, for example, the likes of … Continue reading

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NORRAG News 48 on “2012: The Year of Global reports on TVET, Skills & Jobs – Consensus or Diversity?” NOW ONLINE

This issue of NORRAG News looks at the many different meanings of skill in these reports: high, medium, low, foundation, transferable, technical and vocational skills, as well as life-skills. It looks also at the state of skills in both urban … Continue reading

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The UNESCO World TVET Report

By Simon McGrath, University of Nottingham. Amidst the current wave of international reports on skills, the most striking aspect of the Shanghai preview of the UNESCO WTR is the emphasis on a human development perspective on skills that stands in clear … Continue reading

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Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Education: What Role for, and What Voice of, the South in the E-Discussions?

By Robert Palmer. The Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Education included a series of e-discussions Dec 2012 – Mar 2013 (on access, quality, skills, finance), which have been neatly summarised into overviews. But what can we say about the role … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Skills in Global Reports

Peliwe Lolwana, University of Witswatersrand The sudden interest in skills development by global and large research agencies is contributing to a very active debate on the relationship of education to the labour market. Central to this debate is the notion … Continue reading

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