Education and Global Change

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Gender inequality ‘an insurmountable obstacle for many women’

UN population fund says lack of empowerment affects every aspect of life for women in the world’s 48 least developed countries<p>Millions of women and girls in the world’s poorest countries are being denied the opportunity to help drive development because of the “countless barriers” they still face …

Iraq makes important gains for school children

“I’ve been beaten twice at school,” says Khawla, 12. “Once when I was in the first grade I was hit because I didn’t do my homework. The second time …

Education

Building stronger education systems delivers results

Slideshow of the weekThe core mission of the Global Partnership for Education is to support developing countries to achieve sustainable education …

Education

A ray of hope in Yemen as schools reopen

Photo of the weekThis week, some schools have reopened in Yemen, welcoming back children who had been forced to stay home since the violence …

Education

Education has the power to make the world a better place. #FundEducation https://t.co/j9LeVI2wME

UNESCO UIS

As part of efforts to support global efforts to reach SDG 4, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Australian Council for Educational …

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UNESCO UIS

As part of efforts to support global efforts to reach SDG 4, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Australian Council for Educational …

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Classrooms from around the world

Schools have reopened, with around 2 million pupils heading back to classrooms after a three-month summer break. Nearly three years after Taliban gunmen shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist last week urged world leaders gathered in New York to help millions more children …

Laying the foundation to monitor learning globally

“At least 250 million children are failing to learn the basics” (Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2012). By putting a number to the …

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UNESCO UIS

The 10 pilot countries are: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Mali, Madagascar, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal and Senegal. …

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12 Surprising Facts About Secondary School Around The World

1. While primary school education is free in many countries, students in 24% of the world’s countries have to pay tuition to continue on to secondary …

Education

11 things we learned about social enterprise in international development

As donor governments cut aid budgets, here’s what the experts say about the role of social enterprise in filling the gap<p>Read the live chat in full<p><b>1. The scale of social enterprises varies globally</b><br>Bangladesh has the powerhouses of Brac and Grameen. “It’s the home of microfinance and Brac’s social …

Children in crises: why stronger protection systems must be adopted

Investments are needed to protect children from the impact of conflict and bring down the $7tn annual global cost of violence against them<p>During the Sierra Leone war, an estimated 10,000 children were recruited or used by armed forces and groups, and at least 692,000 children suffered sexual abuse. …

Interview of Aaron Benavot, Director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2015

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Bangkok Post

Quality education must be for everyone<p>17 Apr 2015 at 06:00<p>Copy text Save PDF Email Print text<p>Three young friends walk together, holding one another …

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You Know Me: behind the scenes. Kids speak out on gender

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A shocking number - and nearly 60% of #outofschool children live in north of #Nigeria. #BringBackOurChildhood http://t.co/rqNhQGygcs

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On the anniversary of the mass kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, a shocking report claims that at least 2000 girls and women have …

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Education for all: Unfinished business

The 2015 Education for All Global Monitoring Report – <i>Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges</i>– will be launched at the World Bank in …

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Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges | Global Education Monitoring Report

Nearly half of all countries have failed to achieve universal primary enrolment<p>Just one third of countries have achieved all the measurable Education …

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In a room above a mosque, teen girls code their way to a brighter future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every week in the heart of Nima, a slum in the Ghanaian capital of Accra, families congregate at a local mosque. When the time comes, young girls say goodbye to their loved ones and part ways, filing up concrete steps leading up to the floor above.<p>There, inside a large room dotted with …

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Girls can drive development

Adolescent girls can play an enormous role in bringing about sustainable development. But for too long their rights and potential have been …

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Teacher training offers hope for Myanmar’s rural education

A church school in India for young ethnic Chin migrants from northwestern Myanmar is training a new generation of missionaries, who will return to …

Education

“On the Way to School”, a film made with the support of UNESCO, tells four stories of children who have to fight just to make it into a…

“On the Way to School”, a film made with the support of UNESCO, tells four stories of children who have to fight just to make it into a schoolroom each day, pushed by the understanding that education is crucial to their future.<p>Director Pascal Plisson was inspired by the determination to study shown by young Maasai boys he encountered on their long and perilous journey to school.

Girls do better than boys at school, despite inequality

Girls do better than boys at school, even in countries where women’s liberties are severely restricted, a study has revealed.<p>New research shows that girls outperform boys in mathematics, reading and science literacy in 70 per cent of countries, regardless of levels of national gender equality.<p>Psychologists at the universities of Glasgow and Missouri looked at the educational achievement levels of 1.5 million 15-year-olds from around the world using Programme for International Student Assessment …

Kenyan grandmother at school with her great-great-grandchildren

BBC News, Ndalat, Kenya<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1139000/1139938_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1500981385_ef3b0809fc6247939252fa4c42523fea<p><b>A 90-year-old Kenyan woman who goes to class with six of her great-great-grandchildren is believed to be the oldest primary</b> …

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New school in Haiti's mountains inspires children to learn | UNICEF

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