Monthly Archives: November 2015

Vocational Education and Training, Human Rights, Human Development and Equality in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

By Randa Hilal, OPTIMUM for Consultancy and Training, Ramallah, Palestine. How can Vocational Education and Training (VET) reduce the inequalities related to gender, youth, and refugee status and contribute to human development? This is the key research question I am … Continue reading

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Learning Assessments as Public Goods?

By Michel Carton and Velibor Jakovleski, NORRAG The intentions behind the “data revolution” in terms of policy-making are relatively straightforward. Data are meant to guide policy and help close existing gaps between developed and developing countries, in effect making the … Continue reading

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The Need for an SDG Demonstration in Education: Why Wait Till 2030?

By Steven J. Klees, University of Maryland. The recently approved United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for education, like all the SDGs, is set to be attained by 2030. A very important target is to achieve universal primary education (UPE).  … Continue reading

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Without a Proper Financing Plan, Let’s Kiss the Education SDG Good Bye

By Charles Aheto-Tsegah, National Council for /Curriculum and Assessment, Ghana. Special gratitude to Burnett and Upadhyay for drawing attention to the essential but avoided subject when global targets are being set: the funding arrangement! I have wondered why I am … Continue reading

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What is New for TVET and TVSD in the SDGs’ Agenda?

By Michel Carton and Sylvia Garcia Delahaye, NORRAG. The Sustainable Development Goals pay some level of attention to training and skills development, with goals such as “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” (Goal … Continue reading

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