Monthly Archives: March 2016

China’s New Pledges with Africa: 2016-2018 Multi-dimensional Support to Human Resource Development?

By Kenneth King, Editor NORRAG News. President Xi Jinping’s opening speech to the FOCAC Summit of December 2015 in Johannesburg had ‘five major pillars’, ‘three bottleneck issues’, and ‘ten cooperation plans’. Human resources development (HRD) with Africa is a part of each of these … Continue reading

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Education in Star Wars: Any Lessons for Our Planet?

By Rémy Jaillat (age 14) Editor’s Note: This light-hearted blog is to mark the occasion of the UN ‘International Day of Happiness’ (20th March).  Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away… A very different education system is said … Continue reading

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Through Aditi’s Eyes: The Importance of Early Grade Assessment in Tracking Children’s Learning

By Hannah-May Wilson, PAL Network Secretariat. Meet Aditi. Aditi is 11 years old. Aditi lives with her mother and younger sister Didi, who is 7 years old. They live on the outskirts of Mumbai, in a waste-picking community. Aditi and … Continue reading

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Vocational Training – Crucial, But Not Everything

By Karina Veal, Asian Development Bank. “You can’t fix in three months what the education system hasn’t fixed in 12 years,” says Manish Sabharwal. As cofounder and CEO of TeamLease, an Indian company that currently employs one new worker every … Continue reading

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