Monthly Archives: February 2016

Workplace-Based Learning in South Africa: Towards System-Wide Implementation

By Ronel Blom, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Workplace-based Learning (WBL) has been practiced in various forms in South Africa for years. However, these practices, to a large extent, have taken place in a policy vacuum. The Department of Higher … Continue reading

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Expanding the Conception of Vocational Education and Training: Why the Reorganisation of South Africa’s Post-Schooling System offers New Opportunities

By Volker Wedekind, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg In the context of the creation of a distinct Ministry of Higher Education and Training and a recent White Paper on Post-School Education and Training, South Africa is busy reconfiguring the entire … Continue reading

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The Glass is Half Full! Technical and Vocational Education and Training and the Sustainable Development Goals

By Salim Akoojee, International Research Associate and Consultant, South Africa and Hong Kong. After the dust has settled on the somewhat arduous Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) setting process, we have finally arrived at a point at which the Transforming Our … Continue reading

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Emerging Donor Finance to Technical and Vocational Education and Training

By Robert Palmer, NORRAG. Anyone that has tried to explore the nature of DAC donor support to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) as captured in the OECD’s Creditor Reporting System (CRS) will understand the challenges of interpreting its … Continue reading

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ASER 2015 Results from Pakistan: Making the Invisible Visible

By Sehar Saeed, Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), Pakistan. The recently launched ASER Report 2015 is a testament to civil society evidence-based activism that has drawn irreversible attention to the crisis of learning, both locally and globally. As we … Continue reading

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Syria Donors Conference: A ‘Vision of Hope’ for the Next School Year?

By Hiba Salem, University of Cambridge. “Never has the global community raised so much money in a day”, states Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, referring to the $10bn pledgeduring the Syria Donors Conference, which took place in London a week ago today … Continue reading

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Measuring Learning: the Cost of Ignorance

Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics Let’s be honest. For the past few months, we – the international education community – have been celebrating the victory in getting governments to adopt the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal 4 to provide inclusive … Continue reading

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