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Early Childhood Education

reporters.be, 2009

ECE on the global agenda While ECE has quite a long history in some countries, it is relatively new as an educational service in many others. The World Declaration on Education for All (EFA) at Jomtien, Thaïland, in 1990, introduced the idea that “learning begins at birth”, anchoring ECE as an integral part of...

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Quality-Ed project

Quality-Ed project - Mali

Guidelines towards the development of teacher competence profiles Following the above pilots and an international study on teacher competencies and standards, EI and Oxfam Novib recently developed ‘Guidelines Towards a Competence Profile for Primary Teachers’. The guidelines are designed to be a dynamic tool, mainly...

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Guenay Ulutuncok, laif / Reporters.be, 2012

Sierra Leone: caps on recruitment Teacher absenteeism in Sierra Leone varies from 10 per cent to 40 per cent. The government’s cap on teacher recruitment has led to classrooms being left without any teacher or staffed by unpaid and unqualified teachers. Teachers are engaged by school managers and principals, but have not ...

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