Monthly Archives: February 2014

Medium of Instruction and Professional Status of Teachers: Exploring the Public vs Private Schooling Debate

By Kamlesh Narwana, University of Delhi, New Delhi. Over the last two decades, the low fee private (LFP) schools have witnessed an unprecedented growth in India. The per cent of children in the 6-14 year age group in private unaided … Continue reading

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The Growing Gender and Educational Inequalities – Addressing the Marginalized!

By Sehar Saeed and Huma Zia, Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), Pakistan. Education in itself is a fundamental human right, a bedrock of development that contributes to all social, economic and environmental dimensions, leading to gains for generations to … Continue reading

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Can we avoid another Vague Skills Goal?

By Robert Palmer, Independent Education and Skills Consultant. Education is receiving quite a lot of attention in post-2015 discussions, but how this will translate into goals and targets is increasingly on our minds; at the same time, some comment that … Continue reading

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Public-Private Partnership Schools: A Better Option for Quality Education for All in Pakistan?

By Ravish Amjad, Annual Status of Education Report, Pakistan. The two major problems faced by Pakistan’s education sector remain the huge number of out of school children and the poor quality of education provision to the children who are actually … Continue reading

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Universal Basic Education?

By David Levesque, Independent Education Adviser. Am I the only one who finds the debate on post MDG /EFA education goals over complicated? Suggested ‘own goals’ abound. With the desire to ensure ‘quality’ and measurement for all and include as … Continue reading

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Education for ‘Global Citizenship’: Beyond the ‘Fuzzword’

By Sobhi Tawil, UNESCO. The notion of ‘global citizenship’ has recently gained prominence in international development discourse through the recently-adopted United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative. Indeed, among the three priority areas outlined in this global initiative, the third … Continue reading

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