Monthly Archives: June 2013

What’s Wrong With Low-Cost Private Schools for the Poor?

By Steven Klees, University of Maryland. Right now, there is considerable attention being focused on a growing phenomenon in a number of developing countries — private primary schools that charge relatively low fees.  They are described in miraculous terms, as … Continue reading

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Educating the Poor: Social Entrepreneur Style

By Karina Veal, Asian Development Bank.   In common with the best international schools, Year 10 students at the school established in Burriam, Thailand by former Senator Mechai Viravaidya, spend a year away from home (in this case, to the … Continue reading

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Education and the Sustainable Development Goals: Open Working Group Discussion Today – 17th June

By Karen Mundy, University of Toronto and CIES. The intergovernmental Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) called for in the Rio+20 Outcome Document will convene its fourth meeting on 17-19 June 2013. On Monday June 17th at … Continue reading

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Post-2015 Development Agenda: the Devil will be in the Details

By Alexandra Draxler, former UNESCO education specialist.   The proposals of the High-Level Panel on Post-2015 are now on the table in the form of a report with suggested goals and an outline of possible targets. Reactions have been cautiously … Continue reading

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Skills, Work and Development: Initial Reactions to the High Level Panel’s Post-2015 Vision

By Simon McGrath, University of Nottingham. My overall sense of the HLP proposals is a positive one, notwithstanding my wider scepticism about global development goals. The Report starts well from its title: “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform … Continue reading

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