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Girls’ education is improving, but not for all

By Dr Sharon Tao, Gender and Inclusion Adviser for Cambridge Education and UKFIET Executive Committee member. This blog was originally written for UNICEF and posted on 16 April 2018. Reposted with permission. UNICEF has commissioned 10 papers by leading researchers and practitioners to stimulate debate around educational challenges in Eastern and Southern Africa: a region […]

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Troubling Muslim Youth Identities: nation, religion and gender

Book by Máiréad Dunne, Naureen Durrani, Kathleen Fincham and Barbara Crossouard 2017, London, Palgrave Macmillan Provoked by contemporary concerns about youth alienation and radicalisation, particularly in the Global South, the central interest of this book is the production of Muslim youth identities. In particular, it explores the construction of youth narratives of identity with respect […]

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Measuring the Immeasurable: an exercise in futility?

This blog was written by David Levesque, Independent Education Adviser and ex-DFID Senior Adviser. Why are we trying to measure the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular, the education goal, SDG4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all? Sitting by the beach and pondering on Kenneth King’s […]

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Learning matters – reactions to the World Development Report 2018

In this video, Keith Lewin, Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education at the University of Sussex, and Chair of the UKFIET Board of Trustees, shares his reactions to the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) 2018 ‘Learning to Realize Education’s Promise’. Keith starts by welcoming the WDR2018’s focus on education and learning. He makes […]

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New DFID Guidance Aims to Improve Emergency Schooling for Millions of Displaced Children

This blog was originally written  by Christian Haussner for the DAI website. An estimated 75 million children cannot go to school because they have been driven from their homes by war, crisis, and natural disaster. This deprivation in turn destabilizes vulnerable regions because uneducated children grow into at-risk teenagers and young adults. To strengthen its education […]

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