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"What’s wrong with the World Bank’s Human Capital Index?", by David Edwards

Photo: Charlotte Kesl / World Bank

The Human Capital Index is a measurement tool created by the World Bank to influence countries to invest more in health and education. With increased education financing a longstanding key demand of Education International and so crucial to achieve SDG4, one might wonder why I am sceptical about this index? Below I give 3 key re...

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“World Teachers’ Day: Between Recognition and Reward”, by Nelly P. Stromquist

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Teacher’s Day (usually in singular) is celebrated in many countries, a testimony to the importance with which teaching is perceived by those who benefited from knowledgeable and caring teachers. Teaching, in fact, has been identified by many as one of the most influential jobs in the world. Different countries have different ...

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“The Global Status of teachers and the Teaching Profession”, by David Edwards

Credit: GPE/ Carine Durand

World Teachers Day is an ideal moment to reflect on the status of the world’s teachers. Today, Education International will release its triennial report on this very issue. Education is at the centre of improvements to living standards and quality of life, yet we now increasingly face pressures and threats that are all too re...

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