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Aid spent on private schools doesn’t reach world's poorest children, MPs say

Parliamentary committee advises caution over development funds channelled through private education, citing insufficient evidence of boost to learning<p>There is a lack of evidence to support spending aid money on private education providers, said MPs on the international development committee …

Monitoring SDG 4.1: NAFs for Mathematics – IBE-UNESCO blog

<b>Helen Abadzi, Greece,</b> Psychologist and polyglot. Researcher at the University of Texas.<p>“The IBE study underlines the seriousness of the issues at …

Don’t just blame the teacher when the system is at fault, says UNESCO

gem_2017_688px.jpg © David Tett Photography / GEM Report24 October 2017<b>UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report highlights the</b> …

Joy: A Subject Schools Lack

Becoming educated should not require giving up pleasure.<p>When Jonathan Swift proposed, in 1729, that the people of Ireland eat their children, he insisted it would solve three problems at once: feed the hungry masses, reduce the population during a severe depression, and stimulate restaurant …

Developing capacities, protecting education

A new IIEP-UNESCO project with the European Commission's Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) strives to ensure that every child and every …

Patrick Awuah: Making Ghana the epicenter for an African revolution in education

For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we’re talking with Patrick Awuah, a Ghanaian who having done well in the United States – including a stint at …

Are tablets the best way to increase digital literacy in African countries?

A good number of African governments have shown how technologically-forward thinking they are by announcing one-tablet-per-child initiatives in their …

Support for schools on the frontline of conflict: A priority in protecting education from attack

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Climate Change Education and Awareness

UNESCO supports schools, including UNESCO Associated schools (ASPnet) and training institutions to implement climate change education through a …

World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016: Rethinking Education for the New Millennium

<b>"RETHINKING EDUCATION: INNOVATIVE IDEAS TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION"</b><p>Rethinking education to ensure that young people – today and in the future – are well …

Watch Emma Watson Explain the World's Largest Lesson of 2016

As global citizens we have a mission to complete by 2030 and though it is no small task, people all around the world are working on eliminating …

Emma Watson

Place: cities and human settlements

PLACE<p><b>Urbanization puts strain on education systems:</b> In China in 2004, one-fifth of the 120 million internal migrants had less than a primary …

Free school meals a recipe for success for young learners in Liberia | Nadene Ghouri

As Liberia faces acute food insecurity, the work of a UK charity is encouraging school attendance by ensuring children don’t have to learn on an empty stomach<p>Satta Kallon sits beneath a thatched roof stirring a pot of rice that bubbles over an open fire. The 52-year-old is cooking, as she does …

Judge orders closure of low-cost Bridge International schools in Uganda

Court rules that 63 Ugandan schools belonging to chain backed by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg had unsanitary learning conditions and unqualified teachers<p>Uganda’s high court has ordered the closure of a chain of low-cost private schools backed by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, respectively the …

Skills for a changing world

How the shea tree can cultivate climate resilience

11/05/2016<p>The shea tree (or karité in French) grows across the dry savannah belt in West Africa. Many consumers will recognise shea nuts, which are …

What Happens If an Education System Is Outsourced?

The new Liberian Education Minister, George Werner, announced in January that the pre-primary and primary schools in the country will move over to be run by 'public-private" partnerships in a $65 million five year deal.<p>Why this change? In February 2013, the Liberian President, Ellen …

UN rights expert urges Liberia not to hand public education over to a private company

GENEVA (22 March 2016) – It is completely unacceptable for Liberia to outsource its primary education system to a private company, said the United …

After the UN, the African Commission cautions against privatisation in education in Uganda

In a series of recommendations published last week, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission) expressed its deep …

Country research and advocacy on the impact of privatisation in education | Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Country research and advocacy on the impact of privatisation in education

The GI-ESCR is currently conducting with its partners multi-country research and advocacy on the impact of privatisation in education on the right to …

An Africa first! Liberia outsources entire education system to a private American firm. Why all should pay attention

IN January, Liberia’s minister of education made a far-reaching announcement, which nevertheless has largely flown under the radar – until now, when …

Education privatisation in Liberia | Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Education privatisation in Liberia

<b>Picture taken at at Bridge International Academy in Kenya</b><p>In January 2016 Liberia announced its intention to entirely outsource, and therefore …

What happens if an education system is outsourced?

The new Liberian Education Minister, George Werner, announced in January that the pre-primary and primary schools in the country will move over to be …

Education cannot wait for conflict and crises to end

Infographic: 1 in 6 school-aged children is directly affected by conflict and crisisConflict and protracted crises, such as war, natural disasters, …

Last chance to join the call for the new Education Crisis Platform to be adequately and sustainably financed

<i>By Kolleen Bouchane, Their World</i>Around the world, emergencies and protracted crises disrupted the education of 80 million children and adolescents in …

Do private schools need to be better regulated?

There are long-standing debates over whether offering the choice between private and public schools affects the equity and quality of education …