Monthly Archives: March 2014

‘Big Data’ Does Not Mean Good Data

By Susan L. Robertson, University of Bristol. Andreas Schleicher – Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division in the OECD, Paris, in his many presentations on the now famous Programme of International Student Assessment – or PISA – likes to … Continue reading

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Understanding EFA within a Political Economy Perspective

By Grace Akukwe, American Institutes for Research (AIR). As the 2015 MDG deadline approaches, the development community is focused on whether we will achieve the Education For All (EFA) targets or not. One major concern about the EFA targets which … Continue reading

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International Private Sector Entities and Education Reform: a View from the CIES Conference

By Alexandra Draxler, Independent Consultant. In some OECD countries, education “reform” has of late become a code word for measures that involve rolling back government responsibility and investment, reining in unions, and using standardized data collection and individual testing as … Continue reading

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The SDSN’s Proposed Indicators for the SDGs: Some Commentaries on the Treatment of Livelihoods and Skills

By NORRAG Blog Editor.  On 14th February the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) released a draft report for public consultation on proposed indicators for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We asked several NORRAG members to comment on how livelihoods and skills … Continue reading

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Tell Us What You Think About NORRAG

We are pleased to inform you that the NORRAG 2012-2013 survey has just been launched.  >>>> https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NORRAG Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think so that we can better meet your needs. Normal blog transmission will resume … Continue reading

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MoVE: Carrying Vocational Education and Training beyond Barriers

By Akshay Nagarajan, Amrita University, India. In India, skills training is the least accessible to those who stand to benefit the most from it. Making vocational education mobile may be one solution to this. Seventy per cent of India’s population … Continue reading

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Putting Equity at the Centre of Your Education Strategy: it can be done! There is No Need to wait for the Final Post-2015 Agenda

By Jan Fransen, Tom Vandenbosch, Sven Rooms and Bart Dewaele, VVOB. VVOB, a technical agency active in education for development, recently went through a participatory process to determine its new global objectives. This strategic process happened in an era of … Continue reading

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