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Education, Skills and International Cooperation: Comparative and Historical Perspectives

By Kenneth King, Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh, and one of the founding members of UKFIET. When I was Distinguished Visiting Professor in the University of Hong Kong 10 years ago, Professor Mark Bray suggested pulling into one volume what he, too generously, termed ‘KK’s Greatest Hits’. I hesitated for many years, wondering […]

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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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A Post-2015 Skills Sub-Goal: Confusion still Reigns

The most recent UKFIET-DfID discussion on Post-2015 goals for education, co-convened and hosted by ODI, well captured the richness of the challenges inherent in the larger project of getting education into the goals and sub-goals and protecting the far larger set of educational concerns that cannot be contained within these goals. However, I was struck […]

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Conference Sub-theme – The Futures of Development Assistance

The Futures of Development Assistance is one of the Sub-themes at the UKFIET Conference in Oxford, organised by Kenneth King, Simon McGrath and Robert Palmer. Its 8 sessions run through most of the three days, and they raise many provocative issues: Such as: Where are we at setting the education and training agenda post-2015? What are […]

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AusAID Symposium: Skills Development for Productive Lives in the Pacific

Joining the dots: building the skills Fourteen small island countries of the South Pacific are striving to deliver education and other basic services to their citizens while simultaneously advancing the process of regional integration.  Building the skilled human resources necessary to secure their future is a challenge where the tertiary participation rate averages less than […]

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