John Kazadi 4th grade teacher asking his students questions at the St. Louis Primary School in Kinshasa, Congo on May 21, 2013. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank.

What teacher shortage? It’s not just the scale but the nature of the challenge

This blog was written by Colin Bangay, Senior Education Adviser, DFID Sierra Leone and was originally published on the GEM Report blog on 31 October 2019. Most would agree that good teachers make all the difference. As recent research attests, ‘the most effective interventions to improve student learning rely on teachers’. The imperative to bring […]

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A student imitates a pair of glasses, during a screening excercise and spectacle distribution by Sightsavers at the Jongowe secondary school on Tumbatu island, Zanzibar.

Inclusive education for children with disabilities: the development challenge

This blog was written by Guy Le Fanu, Senior Global Technical Lead, Education, Sightsavers. These issues were discussed during a session at the September 2019 UKFIET conference on inclusive education systems. According to the Sustainable Development Goal 4, state governments, working in association with civil society and the international development community, should strive to ensure […]

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Promoting Multilingual Approaches in Teaching and Learning

This blog was written by Kerry Taylor-Leech, senior lecturer in second language teaching and curriculum literacies at Griffith University, Queensland; and Sue Ollerhead, lecturer in language education at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. It was originally posted on the IIEP Learning Portal on 6th November 2019. Multilingualism is good for us. Not only does speaking more […]

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Where are we at with Education Technology and Data Science?

The UKFIET 2019 conference had 6 themes relating to Inclusive Education Systems. Patrick Montjouridès, a PhD candidate with the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, was a convenor for the theme ‘Education technology and data science for inclusive systems’. ‘Education technology and data science for inclusive systems’ – the title set the tone […]

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Ideas of space and place in post-colonial contexts in Africa

This blog was written by Eva Bulgrin, a doctoral researcher at the Centre of International Education, University of Sussex and works as a freelance consultant in the areas of education, governance and migration in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Caucasus. Her doctoral research examines the discursive and social practices of actors involved in the delivery of […]

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