Skills or Jobs?

One of the dominant assumptions made about economic development and upward social mobility is that skills are central to both. Labour markets and forms of production, for goods and services have now changed to the point where this orthodoxy needs to be challenged. Rather than skills, what is required for economic development are decently paid...

The Future of Education in the Commonwealth Secretariat

“They’ve got a little List: it never would be missed”? (after the Mikado, by Gilbert & Sullivan) The Commonwealth Secretariat’s work in education is comparatively small beer when compared quantitatively with that of the ‘big boys’ in the world of education co-operation for development.  There are only six professionals and two support staff...

The Role of the Commonwealth in Supporting Education

2012 has seen Ministerial Task-Force proposals on ways for restructuring the Commonwealth Secretariat  command the attention of stakeholders across all Commonwealth education organisations.  At the heart of this are concerns that the role of education in Commonwealth activities could be marginalised, that the place for a dedicated education...

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