Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Legitimation of OECD’s Global Educational Governance?

By Clara Morgan, Carleton University and Riyad Shahjahan, Michigan State University. Despite a flurry of book-length publications on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) (see for example, Morgan, 2009) and a few … Continue reading

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Skills for Work is High on the Post-2015 Agenda, but are we Still on Track for Another Vague Target?

By Robert Palmer, Independent Education and Skills Consultant. Three months ago in a blog in NORRAG NEWSBite, I asked ‘can we avoid another vague skills goal?’ Three months later how are things looking? Lots of Proposals for a Skills for … Continue reading

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The Post-2015 EFA Agenda: The Role of UNESCO

By Maren Elfert, University of British Columbia. Since the inception of UNESCO in 1945, there have been differing views on the role of the organization. While some stressed its intellectual role, others propagated a limited functional mandate for the organization. … Continue reading

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Re-envisioning Research on Teachers’ Work in South Africa

By Nyna Amin & Rubby Dhunpath, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In post-apartheid South Africa, the scenario of relative certainty in education has changed to chronic instability. Approximately twenty five years ago, teaching in South Africa was a relatively stable … Continue reading

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The Central Role of Teachers in the GMR2013-14

By Beatrice Avalos-Bevan, University of Chile, Santiago. Teachers have never been absent in the past Global Monitoring Reports, especially in the Quality Imperative one, simply because no education subject can be handled without referring to one of its key actors.   … Continue reading

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Four GMR Strategies to Provide the Best Teachers: What’s Missing?

By David Hawker,Institute of Education, University of London. The 2013/4 EFA GMR focuses, appropriately enough, on teaching and learning, given that this is what education is all about.  It paints a rather gloomy picture of the current state of the … Continue reading

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