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Recommendations of the Commonwealth Ministerial Working Group on the Post-2015 Development Framework for Education

Commonwealth Ministers of Education met in London in December 2012 and developed recommendations for post-2015 which are now feeding into the UN discussions and wider debates. They discussed the need to re-focus on learning without compromising efforts to secure 100% access; to align the EFA and education MDG frameworks; and to pay more attention to […]

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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 and a […]

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Continuing Commonwealth Support to Education: an urgent development priority

Among the international institutions that have embraced education as one of its focal areas, the Commonwealth stands out through its self-designated role as Advocate, Broker and Catalyst for the many constituents which it serves.  On of these constituents which in fact accounts for almost half of its membership is the community of small states.  The […]

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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 section within the Secretariat would be lost, […]

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