Tag Archives: Post-2015 Education Goals

Measurement Fetishism

By Steven Klees, University of Maryland. At my first university job, in the early 1970s, a professor whose expertise was statistics and research methods said, “If you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist.”  I thought, then and now, that that … Continue reading

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What Happened to Education in the Financing for Development Conference, 13-16 July 2015, Addis Ababa?

By Kenneth King, Editor NORRAG News. What was the Education angle in the Financing for Development (FFD) Conference? Did the FFD Conference confirm the Education Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and Targets? How did the approach of the Outcome document of … Continue reading

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The Politics of Indicator Development in the Education 2030 Framework for Action

By Tore Bernt Sørensen, University of Bristol. As the process of defining the Education 2030 Framework for Action becomes nearer to completion, this post takes a critical look at one prominent submission to the post-2015 education debate: the OECD Universal … Continue reading

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What’s Missing from the Education SDG Debate?

By David Levesque.  Independent Education Consultant So much fine sounding rhetoric, but no sense of prioritisation in an age of limited resources. The texts so far read like UN rights declarations. So much is needed, all areas are equally important, … Continue reading

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The World Education Forum (WEF) at Incheon: What Reflections, Memories, Legacy?

By Kenneth King, Editor NORRAG News. It’s almost exactly a month since Incheon, and it’s perhaps appropriate to consider what is the enduring legacy from this huge investment of time, thought and resources, especially by South Korea but also UNESCO. … Continue reading

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Why the World Needs a Global Fund for Education

By Chandrika Bahadur and Guido Schmidt-Traub, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Paris and New Dehli. A high-quality education is the human right of every child. This right is enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and forms the center … Continue reading

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Building Consensus towards an Indicator Framework to Monitor Education Beyond 2015

By Albert Motivans, UNESCO Institute for Statistics. A proposal for thematic indicators presented at the World Education Forum At the World Education Forum (WEF) recently held in Incheon, Korea, the global education community came together to discuss goals and targets … Continue reading

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