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...

Are Girls overtaking Boys in Education?

According to UNESCO’s 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), the world has achieved gender parity in enrolment at both primary and secondary levels.  Gender disparities remain at the country level, but the number of countries where boys outnumber girls in secondary school is now balanced by the number where girls are in the...

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