Monthly Archives: July 2013

Chalkboards and Cheeseboards – Resisting the Workplace’s Colonisation of the Schoolroom

By Mike Douse, freelance education advisor.   Many contributors to the post-MDG debate appear to take it as a glorious given that education is predominantly about economic growth and poverty alleviation and that it should be supported, planned and evaluated … Continue reading

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More Effective Education Aid: The Challenge of Achieving More Evidence-based Aid Allocation

By Birger Fredriksen, Results for Development. From efficient to effective aid allocation The post-Dakar Education for All (EFA) decade saw much focus on enhancing aid recipient countries’ ability to develop more evidence-based education policies. Commendable progress has been made, more … Continue reading

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Whither Post-2015? A Critique of the Post-2015 High Level Panel’s Education and Economic Goals

By Steven Klees, University of Maryland.   The High Level Panel (HLP), appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, released its highly awaited report at the end of May this year:  “A New Global Partnership:  Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies Through … Continue reading

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The Red Threads of China’s Education and Training Cooperation with Africa

By Kenneth King, University of Edinburgh and NORRAG.   China has an increasing role as an education collaborator with Africa, and this may be significant both economically and politically.   First some questions:   ·         Why does China run one … Continue reading

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Acronym Stew: Why Some New Ingredients in International Development are Best Left Uncombined

By Ruth Naylor, CfBT Education Trust.   Popular ingredients and methods in international development come in and out of fashion, just as they do in gastronomy. As new ingredients and methods are developed and discovered, they can add richness, versatility, … Continue reading

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Education Post-2015: Where are we going? How are we getting there?

By Kenneth King and Robert Palmer.   Twenty two years ago NORRAG attempted (see NN7 and NN8) a policy history of how we got the Education for All Declaration and Framework for Action in the World Conference in Jomtien (UNESCO, … Continue reading

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