Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Future of Innovative Financing for Education in Fragility

By Christine Smith Ellison, University of Ulster. There are two crucial questions regarding the future of innovative financing in education and fragility which must be addressed: Are we focusing on the wrong countries? Are we focusing on the wrong sector? … Continue reading

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Education, Skills and the Post-2015 Window: Synching Post-MDGs, SDGs and Post-EFA for the Final Countdown

By Robert Palmer, NORRAG NEWSBite. This is NORRAG’s 100th blog. It is also about 100 days since the Post-2015 High Level Panel (HLP) Report. And it’s 2 years and 100 days to the MDG/EFA deadline. This may seem long enough, … Continue reading

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Business, As Usual, Distorts Education (Part II)

By Steven Klees, University of Maryland.   In Part I, I argued that neoliberalism’s narrow focus on business and the market system has distorted education through:  blaming education for not meeting the needs of business; marketing entrepreneurship instead of creating … Continue reading

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Business, As Usual, Distorts Education (Part I)

By Steven Klees, University of Maryland.   Capitalism became a global force centuries ago.  But for most of its history, there was a struggle through which the inequalities and excesses that came along with it were tempered, at least partially, … Continue reading

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The Right to Education in Situations of Conflict-Affected and Fragile States – a Post-2015 Priority?

By Mieke Lopes Cardozo & Ritesh Shah, University of Amsterdam & University of Auckland. A strong message On her sixteenth birthday on 12 July 2013, Malala Yousafzai stood before a crowd at the United Nations in New York and proclaimed … Continue reading

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The Post-2015 Debates and the Challenges for the International Education and Development Research Community

By Simon McGrath, University of Nottingham. As the end date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches so the focus on goals, visions and policies for development after 2015 becomes ever heightened. However, there has been relatively little engagement by … Continue reading

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Post-1990; Post-2000; Post-2015 – Education and Skills – North & South

By Kenneth King, NORRAG.   The 12th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development opens today covering the topic of education and Development Post 2015. NORRAG is involved in organizing one of the sessions on development goals and development assistance. … Continue reading

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