Monthly Archives: January 2015

Education in Situations of Urban Violence: Examples from Latin America

By Jovana Carapic, and Luisa Phebo, Conflict, Violence, Education and Training (CV-ET) Programme, NORRAG. The world is facing an unprecedented demographic transition: it is simultaneously becoming younger and more urbanized than at any other point in history. This transition is … Continue reading

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Getting to Grips with Institutional Culture to Improve TVET in Developing Countries: Lessons from the UK

By Stephen Vardigans, Consultant with Cambridge Education. When I started teaching in the UK I felt confident that because I was on top of my subject area I was therefore qualified to teach it. And yes, I did seem to … Continue reading

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Seven Muscat Targets for Education and Skills Post-2015: Is there a Case for an 8th?

By Alya Mohammed Al Rawahi, Independent consultant, Muscat. Should the Muscat Agreement have included another target on education governance and management? In 2000 the world embarked on an ambitious journey to raise educational access for all by 2015. The logic … Continue reading

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Global Governance of Education and Training in the Age of Globalization: The Growing Importance of Cross-Border Externalities of National Education Policies

By Birger Fredriksen, Consultant, Washington (formerly World Bank). Growing interdependence between countries means that national policies increasingly have impact beyond national borders. As a corollary, to stimulate positive – or to limit negative – cross-border effects requires collective actions.  This … Continue reading

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Global Education Governance – How Real?

By Manzoor Ahmed, BRAC University, Dhaka. Global education governance – is it something real or figments of the fertile imagination of Kenneth King and Robert Palmer? The duo has drawn attention to it with a two-part blog (NORRAG Newsbite, 3rd … Continue reading

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Post-2015 Education: Calling for Your Feedback by 30th January 2015

Join a global consultation on education indicators for a global agenda By Albert Motivans, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. In mid-November 2014 the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) launched an online consultation to gather your views on the proposed post-2015 global … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Monitoring the Post-2015 Education Goals and Targets

By Aaron Benavot, Global Monitoring Report team, c/o UNESCO, Paris. The recognition of mutuality and interdependence drives much of the post-2015 development vision. Rather than an agenda dictated by rich countries to poor or conflict-affected countries, the post-2015 agenda is … Continue reading

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