Monthly Archives: April 2014

Who Owns Learning?

By Hugh McLean, Open Society Foundations, London. Teaching about learning and learning about teaching I worked for an NGO in South Africa in the 1980s called Learn and Teach.[i] It was an adult literacy organisation inspired by Freire and based … Continue reading

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New Pedagogy, Old Practice: Conflicts of Culture in Teaching and Learning

By Ruth Naylor, CfBT, Reading. Working as a teacher in Tanzania at the turn of the millennium, I was struck by the resilience of the incumbent culture of teaching and learning in the face of an onslaught of teacher training, … Continue reading

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From Teaching and Learning to Teachers and Students: The Real Story of Educational Cultures and Contexts

By NORRAG. The last few years with their global focus on education post-2015 and review of Education for All (EFA) have emphasized the failure of LEARNING. Despite all the discussion of Learning Goals, and of Learning for All, the real … Continue reading

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A NEET Indicator for Post-2015? Let’s be More Precise

By Enrique Pieck, Academic Researcher, Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México, Mexico. When trying to ensure an effective youth transition to the labor market, it is important to consider the diversity of youth and to define precisely what it is understood … Continue reading

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NEETS is Not a Neat Concept

By Kenneth King, University of Edinburgh and NORRAG ‘Ensure that all youth transition effectively into the labour market’, was one of the draft Post-2015 targets proposed by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. This target is surely wild! How can a … Continue reading

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Will Skills Training Get Short-Changed in the Post-2015 Agenda?

By Claudio de Moura Castro, Positivo, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Looking at the draft collection of Sustainable Development Solutions Network Post-2015 indicators, each reader will likely find that his own area is insufficiently covered. That is to be expected. Hence, considering … Continue reading

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