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Education goals: third time’s the charm?

There’s been much buzz in the global education world of late, with recent events being billed as a kind of ‘final sprint to 2015’. Last week was the high-level Learning for All Ministerial Meeting, focused on accelerating progress among eight developing countries that are home to nearly half the world’s 61 million out-of-school children. Linked […]

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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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From Literacy to Literacies?

Around the world, Literacy is regarded as an indisputable public good, central to all educational initiatives. As the 2006 UNESCO Global Monitoring Report on ‘Literacy for Life’ emphasised: ‘Literacy is more than a single goal: it is at the heart of the EFA endeavour’ (p 24). Here in the UK, politicians and employers are always […]

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