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
Extra: National LGBT Conferences 2008 First National LGBT Conference. It recommends implementation of the National Plan for Human Rights and Promotion of the LGBT Community. 2011 President Lula sets up the National Anti-discrimination Council. The Council is made up of 15 Ministries and 15 citizen organisations, including...Read More
With regard to education, three key laws were approved that finally met the long-sought-after demands of the teacher unions’ confederation, CTERA. Firstly, the Law of Educational Financing brought investment in education up to 6 per cent of GNP – it is now at 6.4 per cent –; Secondly, the Law of Vocational-Tech...Read More
Free market teaching Beyond the debate over financial models of education, teachers’ unions draw attention to the social model this supposes. Defenders of the private sector call for the right to ‘freedom of choice’ for families, while its detractors point out the principle of equal opportunities is then sacri...Read More
‘Academy schools’ policy reduces equality The limiting of educational equality by cuts to national budget and educational support projects is further compounded by misguided educational reform. The rapid expansion of existing Academy schools - already to over 1,500 in England, representing c.6% of schools - forms the corn...Read More