Monthly Archives: December 2015

Disadvantage at the Starting Gate: Early Childhood Education in Pakistan

By Huma Zia Faran, Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), Pakistan. The recent upsurge in research on the development of a child’s brain underscores the need for greater attention to early childhood care and education, especially in developing countries. Studies … Continue reading

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Rethinking Education: Towards a Global Common Good? UNESCO’s New Humanistic Manifesto?

By Maren Elfert, University of British Columbia, Canada. UNESCO’s Education Sector launched Rethinking Education: Towards a Global Common Good? on 4th November 2015 during the 38th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. The report represents the outcome of the deliberations of … Continue reading

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Rebranding TVET to Attract Youth in Ghana: The Use of Competency-Based Training and the National TVET Qualification Framework

By Sebastian Deh, Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Ghana. Rebranding Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to make it attractive to the youth is a topical, though not new, issue in Ghana. This is necessary because … Continue reading

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How can Teachers be Supported to Provide Quality Learning in Emergency and Conflict Situations? The Experience of South Sudan

By John J. Lujang Wani, Ministry of Education, South Sudan. South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, committed itself to the Education for All (EFA) goals and education Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and began collecting educational data in 2011. South Sudan … Continue reading

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The Role of Education in Preventing Urban Violence and Countering Violent Extremisms

By Mario Novelli, University of Sussex and NORRAG & Joost Monks, NORRAG. In the wake of the bombings in Ankara, the blowing up of the Russian commercial plane in Sharm el Sheik, the bombings in Beirut, the Paris attacks and … Continue reading

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