Monthly Archives: August 2013

Undoing Myths about Teacher Education Effects and Protecting New Teachers as they Begin to Teach

By Beatrice Avalos-Bevan, University of Chile.   In different geographical contexts one often finds sweeping statements about teachers that are not always entirely valid or that misrepresent situations that would require more careful analysis based on evidence.  I have been … Continue reading

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Education, Knowledge and Evidence in the Post-2015 High-Level Panel Report: Utopian, Poetic or Technocratic? All Three! (Part 3)

[read part 1 and part 2 of this blog post here] PART III: Data for whom and by whom: a technocratic revolution? By Michel Carton, NORRAG. Quality education and training – or rather good learning processes that lead to standardized … Continue reading

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Education, Knowledge and Evidence in the Post-2015 High-Level Panel Report: Utopian, Poetic or Technocratic? All Three! (Part 2)

[read part 1 of this blog post here]   PART II:  Education and Training: on the change curve or the mainstream one? By Michel Carton, NORRAG. What does this mean for education and training? Noting the frequency of the following … Continue reading

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Education, Knowledge and Evidence in the Post-2015 High-Level Panel Report: Utopian, Poetic or Technocratic? All Three! (Part 1)

PART I: From Utopia and Poesy to Reality By Michel Carton, NORRAG. [note: all page numbers refer to pages in the HLP report] “The powerful in today’s world can no longer expect to set the rules and go unchallenged.” (p.4) … Continue reading

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Ban Ki-moon, Post-2015 and Education. Can you fix it? Yes we can!

By NORRAG. The long expected MDG/post-2015 report of the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has now been released. A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the … Continue reading

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Innovative Financing: the Need for More than Finance

By Susan Durston, former UNICEF Chief of Education.   What Nick Burnett has outlined in his piece on Innovative Financing is indeed food for thought.  As someone, who, during my time in UNICEF, (I am now retired from there so … Continue reading

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Innovative Financing in Education: Is it Over Before it Began? No, We just need to Pivot our thinking

By Nicholas Burnett, Results for Development Institute.   Starting in 2010, it seemed as if innovative financing was about to make its mark on education, following at least some success in health.  The Open Society Foundation commissioned Desmond Bermingham and … Continue reading

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