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Overview of the BAICE Conference 2018

By Don Taylor, Deputy Chair of UKFIET Executive Committee The 2018 BAICE Conference was held at the University of York from 12th to 14th September on the theme Comparative Education and Development Alternatives – critiques, innovations and transitions. It included the familiar mix of parallel sessions for the presentation of papers, interspersed with keynote addresses […]

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The Art of School Inspections

This blog written by Tal Rafaeli was originally posted on the Education Development Trust website on 5 September 2018. School inspection: for too many schools in Sub-Saharan Africa inspections call to mind a burdensome box-ticking exercise. But, done well, school inspection is an art which has the potential to transform teaching and learning. The question is […]

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2019 Conference Theme Announced

Inclusive Education Systems: futures, fallacies and finance Increasing inequality, protracted conflict, accelerating climate change, financial uncertainty and rapid transformation of labour markets are all exerting considerable pressure on education systems.  And within national systems there is stark evidence of high levels of inefficiency and inequality; many children have limited experience of school, and for many […]

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Education Outcomes Fund (EOF) for Africa and the Middle East: Is it a Game Changer?

9 September 2018 A few months ago, a concept note appeared for an Education Outcomes Fund (EOF), produced by the Education Commission and the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), proposing what is called ‘a game-changing initiative to drive results in education’. This Education Outcomes Fund seeks to raise US$1 billion to ‘scale up […]

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One of the largest national learning assessments in the world? India’s National Achievement Survey

This article was written by Rhiannon Moore, education researcher with the Young Lives study and PhD student at the University of Bristol, and was recently published on the  UNESCO Learning Portal  On November 13, 2017, the Indian National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducted the latest round of its National Achievement Survey (NAS), […]

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