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Global education pioneer Professor Bob Moon awarded CBE

This article, written by Maria Tennant, was originally posted on the Open University website on 9th June 2018. The OU’s Emeritus Professor of Education Bob Moon has been awarded a CBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his pioneering work in teacher education in developing countries. Lead role in teacher education Formerly a headteacher, Professor Moon […]

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Who teaches refugees?

This blog was written by Dr Ruth Naylor, Senior International Adviser, and Lina Aghajanian, Project Manager, from Education Development Trust. It was originally published on the Education Development Trust website on 23 March 2018 and is reposted here with permission. Lina heads up our work on the ground in both Lebanon and Jordan to improve […]

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A Syrian child looks into a school classroom damaged during a reported air strike on March 7, 2017, in the opposition-held town of Utaya, near the city of Damascus.

Education Under Attack 2018

A global study of attacks on schools, universities, their students and staff In countries across the globe from Afghanistan to Colombia to India to Mali to Turkey to Yemen, to name just a few, students, teachers, and educational facilities are under siege. Targeted killings, rape, abduction, child recruitment, intimidation, threats, military occupation, and destruction of […]

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Don’t forget the boys: challenging gender norms to achieve gender equality in education

This blog was written by Catherine M Jere, school of International Development, University of East Anglia, and member of the UKFIET Executive Committee Despite tremendous progress in enrolment over the last 15 years, current estimates indicate that, globally, close to 265 million children and youth are out of school. Half of these – approximately 133 […]

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21st Century Skills: Upskilling for an Uncertain Future?

This blog was written by Dr Caine Rolleston, Senior Lecturer in education and international development at the University College London Institute of Education (UCL-IOE), and member of the UKFIET Executive Committee. The need for education systems to better orient themselves towards a fast-changing labour market and social world has, it would appear, never been more […]

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