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How are countries addressing the Covid-19 challenges in education? A snapshot of policy measures

This blog was written by Gwang-Chol Chang and Satoko Yano, UNESCO’s Section of Education Policy. It was originally published on the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report website on 24 March 2020. Close to 80% of the world’s student population – 1.3 billion children and youth – is affected by school closures in 138 countries. Taken […]

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School systems are changing, and school leadership has a vital role to play

This blog was written by Charlotte Jones, Global Head of R&D at Education Development Trust. It was first published on 17th February 2020 on the Education Development Trust website and reposted here with permission. Attending the Education World Forum (EWF), I’ve been really inspired by discussions on the future of the education workforce. There is […]

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Where you stand depends on where you sit

This blog was written by David Levesque, Independent Education Adviser and ex-DFID Senior Adviser. After 50 years working in international education and development policy, I conclude that where you stand depends on where you sit. Whether and how fast the world is developing depends on your perspective, based on sitting assumptions and paradigms. These form […]

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Reflections on the global education movement

This blog written by David Archer, Head of Participation and Public Services at ActionAid, and UKFIET Trustee. It was originally posted on the ActionAid website on 12 November 2018. Hundreds of activists from the education movement around the world are gathering this week in Nepal for the World Assembly of the Global Campaign for Education […]

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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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