Does the report live up to its promise or leave much to be desired? In a new EI blog series, education experts and activists unpack, critique and challenge the insights of the WDR.Read More
Thoughts from GEW Conference “Good Education for Refugees”, Bremen (20th September 2017)Read More
#WDR2018 Reality Check #4: Realizing education’s promise: teachers are the solution, not the problem.
The World Bank’s 2018 world development report, with its focus on education and the need ‘to realize education’s promise’, is a welcome, if perhaps surprising, step forward. The report scores highly on intent, but it must work with teachers, not against them, if the report’s ambitions are to become a reality.Read More
Engaging our students in conversations about the consequences of disengaging from global institutions: lessons on US withdrawal from UNESCO.
Educating students to be engaged democratic citizens requires that they learn to engage with current affairs in schools. Engaging students with real world issues is also a way to get students to become more motivated with their studies and, over the long term, to be more effective professionally and more satisfied with their careers.Read More
Education holds the power to form the understanding, attitudes and the behaviour of individuals. It is used as a tool for the promotion of national identities and can enhance the privilege of certain groups in the society (Smith, 1991), including men’s power over women. Gender roles and inequalities are reproduced, formed, d...Read More
The relative well-being of children is, in principle, driven by a mix of socio-economic developments (business cycles, demographic trends, etc.) on the one hand and of policy responses on the other. When the paradigmatic elements of policies (the policy regimes themselves) change, things get more complicated. This is exactly wha...Read More
The amount of aid allocated to education has fallen for six years in a row.Read More
Five years ago this summer, a group of 13 educators penned an opinion piece in the Huffington Post calling for a more humanistic approach to education. The article entitled In Support of the Whole Child, began by stating, We are at a crossroads in this nation regarding the direction that public education will take in the comi...Read More