Promoting quality education for all.

Education Funding - A Global Priority

Ronnate Asirwatham and Jennifer Rigg, 
Education Funding - A Global Priority

Education is a fundamental basic human right. No child, youth or adult should ever be deprived of their human right to access free quality education. While this rings true, and many policies around the world support this notion, millions of children remain deprived of their right to education. Vulnerable, marginalized communities and those negatively impacted by conflicts are the least likely to attend or complete their full 12 years of schooling.

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Little Ripples in Tanzania

iACT, 

Little Ripples is an early childhood education program that empowers refugees and communities affected by humanitarian crises to deliver child-centered, quality, and comprehensive pre-primary education that supports the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children ages three to five. Little Ripples is designed to be refugee- and community-led in order to build long-term capacity and address the unique needs of children and communities affected by trauma, violence, displacement, and uncertainty.

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Civil Society at the Work Bank: Investing in Disability Inclusive Early Childhood Education

Katie Loos, GCE-US, 
Civil Society at the Work Bank: Investing in Disability Inclusive Early Childhood Education

On Thursday, April 11th during the World Bank Civil Society Meetings the Global Campaign for Education-US moderated a panel on the Importance of Investing in Disability Inclusion Early Childhood Education with representatives from the Bank Information Center, Light for the World, Open Society Foundations, and the World Bank.

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What We Measure Matters

Amanda Welsh, 
What We Measure Matters

The global indicator for SDG 4.2.1, the goal focused on early childhood, is the “percentage of children under 5 years of age who are developmentally on track in health, learning and psychosocial well-being.”The most recent SDG 4 Data Digest from UNESCO evaluates progress against creating the right measures for this and clearly identifies that we “need a definition of developmentally on track.”

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The World Bank’s 2018 World Development Report on Education: A Critical Analysis

Steven J. Klees, 

The annual World Development Report (WDR) is the World Bank’s flagship publication.  The 2018 report is entitled Learning to Realize Education’s Promise.  While this WDR has been out for a year, it is still worth reflecting on its content.  In the 40 year history of the WDR, this is the first time its focus has been on education.  Many commentators have welcomed this as needed in this time when education systems around the world face so many challenges.  I am less sanguine.  While the report has some redeeming features, I see it as part of the Bank’s long-term very narrow – even for economists – view of education.

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Expanding Student Learning Without Leaving the Classroom

Global Ties U.S. Online Learning Team , 

Expanding Student Learning Without Leaving the Classroom: The Promise of Online Learning & Virtual Exchange

The internet proposed a great promise: anyone from anywhere could connect to exchange information and ideas. As the number of devices that connect to the internet across the world and access to the internet grows, the number of possible connections also grows exponentially. At the forefront of utilizing this new technology are current K-12 students, who find it increasingly natural to learn and connect using computers, tablets, or any other internet-connected device. With the number of connections now available at their fingertips, it is a logical next step to use internet-connected devices in the classroom to increase students’ quality of education and ability to connect with the rest of the world.

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Teaching in Remote Areas

Educate the Children , 
Teaching in Remote Areas

Teachers in rural Nepal, where Educate the Children works, are disadvantaged in many ways. They are often undereducated themselves. They are usually paid poorly, particularly in public (government) schools. They routinely suffer from lack of adequate classroom furniture and supplies. Most have few or no professional development opportunities, and tend to be isolated from peers other than those at their own schools. 

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Beyond Rote Learning

Educate the Children , 
Beyond Rote Learning

Educate the Children discusses their experience working with Nepal's rural schools to move beyond rote learning by promoting a well-rounded approach to teaching and the overall educational experience for children and teachers of all grade levels from pre-kindergarten through high school.

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