Monthly Archives: May 2016

How Shanghai Does It

By Xiaoyan Liang, World Bank. The World Bank’s recent publication “How Shanghai Does It: Insights and Lessons from the Highest-Ranking Education System in the World” has created much media buzz. The book launch was also accompanied with a three-day Global … Continue reading

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The Education Cannot Wait Fund: Imperfect, but a Great Start in an Imperfect World

By Robert Palmer, University of Nottingham and NORRAG. The Education Cannot Wait Fund is a positive step in the right direction, but is it really ambitious enough? Even if the Fund is resourced as planned, the world will still witness … Continue reading

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Weak Institutional Capacity: A Growing Barrier to Reaching the Education Sustainable Development Goal in sub-Saharan Africa

By Birger Fredriksen, Results for Development Institute. A blog I posted on April 27th on NORRAG NEWSbite  reflected on the massively increased funding that sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) will need, compared to other regions, to reach the 2030 education Sustainable Development … Continue reading

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How to Bridge the Skills Gap? The Scientific Benefits of Old-Fashioned Drill

By Helen Abadzi, College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington In 2014, a television show in the United Kingdom, “The Apprentice”, selected candidates for their business acumen and quick wits.  Two young women and a man teamed up to … Continue reading

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