Tag Archives: Evidence

Can the Measurement of Learning Outcomes Lead to Quality Education for All?

By Pablo Zoido (former OECD), Michael Ward, Kelly Makowiecki, Lauren Miller, Catalina Covacevich (OECD) This is one of the complex questions that kicked off last month’s, NORRAG-Brookings event, “Learning From Learning Assessments: The Politics and Policies of Attaining Quality Education”, … 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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Whose Learning Should be Prioritized?

By Sehar Saeed, Annual Status of Education Report, Pakistan. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of all-encompassing goals promising to strive for a world that is equitable and inclusive, thereby to benefit ALL children and future generations … Continue reading

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Research and Teaching in International Education and Development: New Paradigms and Perspectives in the Post-2015 Era

By Kenneth King and Joost Monks, NORRAG. On 24th September, one day before the UN General Assembly confirmed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDGs 4 and 8 relating to Education and Employment respectively, NORRAG co-organized a panel with Teachers … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Monitoring the Post-2015 Education Goals and Targets

By Aaron Benavot, Global Monitoring Report team, c/o UNESCO, Paris. The recognition of mutuality and interdependence drives much of the post-2015 development vision. Rather than an agenda dictated by rich countries to poor or conflict-affected countries, the post-2015 agenda is … Continue reading

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Lessons From Chengdu (2): The Political Economy of Learning Metrics

By Trey Menefee , Hong Kong Institute of Education I argued in my previous NORRAG NEWSBite post, Lessons From Chengdu: The Case For ‘Open-Source’ Learning Metric Methods, that easily accessible non-proprietary learning metric methodologies would be a valuable asset to … Continue reading

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International Private Sector Entities and Education Reform: a View from the CIES Conference

By Alexandra Draxler, Independent Consultant. In some OECD countries, education “reform” has of late become a code word for measures that involve rolling back government responsibility and investment, reining in unions, and using standardized data collection and individual testing as … Continue reading

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