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What does the UK Aid Strategy mean for education and development?

The UK Government has released a new aid strategy. That is, a government-wide strategy for aid, not a DFID strategy. The potential advantages and disadvantages of this have been raised elsewhere, as has the stress on “the national interest” throughout the document (see www.cgdev.org/blog/uk-putting-its-own-interests-ahead-poor-its-new-aid-strategy and http://www.simonmaxwell.eu/blog/the-new-uk-aid-strategy-comments-and-questions.html). However, here the focus is on what it means […]

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Philanthropic and religious schools: what we know – and don’t know – about their impact in developing countries

Authors Joseph Wales, Dr. Monazza Aslam, Sébastien Hine, Dr. Shenila Rawal, Leni Wild, Professor Richard Batley, Dr. Laura Day Ashley, Claire Mcloughlin, Susan Nicolai and Professor Pauline Rose While much of the international debate on non-state education has focused on the expansion of low fee private schools, less policy attention has been paid to other […]

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Conference Sub-theme – New Imperatives for Education, Teaching and Learning

In the nine sessions of the New Imperatives sub-theme we will be critically examining a number of issues vital  to achieving  post 2015 learning goals, in classrooms and other learning contexts across the globe –  teacher education, early childhood experiences,  becoming literate  -how and in what language, and developing life skills. Questions that will be […]

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Learning, Life-Chances and Inequalities: Evidence from Young Lives

How has the expansion of formal schooling in developing countries actually contributed to children’s opportunities to learn and progress? What challenges remain to education systems seeking to reduce inequality of opportunity in the post-2015 climate? Six papers from Young Lives draw together evidence and analysis on these issues from our linked household and school surveys, […]

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How do we stop language screwing up learning?

Language of instruction can be frustrating. The evidence says children learn based on what’s familiar to them. This ideally means teaching in children’s mother tongue, and at worst teaching in a language frequently used in children’s lives. Poor rural children, exposed mainly to local language, need to be taught through local language. However, an estimated […]

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