Monthly Archives: October 2014

From EFA post-2015 to EFA 2030: A Reflection on the Asia-Pacific Regional Education Conference

By Manzoor Ahmed, BRAC University. The first of the UNESCO-organised regional consultations planned to be held in different regions leading to the World Education Forum in Incheon, Korea in May 2015 took place in Bangkok between 6-8 August 2014 for … Continue reading

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Human Resource Development Strategies and Structure in South Africa: Planning, Plumbing, or Posing?

By Stephanie Allais, University of the Witwatersrand. Governments who are attempting to develop education policies and systems that meet the needs of their economy are constantly exhorted to ensure that different aspects of policy ‘join-up’ with others. Having a national … Continue reading

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Slowing Education?

By Mònica Serlavós, NORRAG, Geneva. « Should we prepare the students to be intelligent and revolutionary but unemployed or alienated producers-consumers? »[1]   Legros and Delplanque (2009) From the 2nd – 6th September 2014 more than 3,000 people from 74 different nationalities … Continue reading

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Learning and Working in the Informal Economy – What do we Know and What Should we Do? A German perspective

By Léna Krichewsky, The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. The share of self-employed workers and employees without regular work contracts is rising globally, reaching over 70% of the workforce in African countries like the Ivory Coast, Mali or Zambia, and over 60% … Continue reading

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Sustaining Literacy in Africa: Developing a Literate Environment

By Peter B. Easton, Florida State University. The goal of achieving widespread and durable literacy in Africa and other target areas of Education For All is not likely to be attained – even by the next international deadline chosen – … Continue reading

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Africa Must Invent its Own Economic Model

By Albert Damantang Camara, Minister of Technical Education, Vocational Training, Employment and Labour, Guinea. Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) hosted the Third Ministerial Conference of the Inter-country Quality Node on Technical and Vocational Skills Development (ICQN/TVSD) from 22nd to 23rd July 2014. … Continue reading

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