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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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Achieving equitable quality education post-2015: Indicators to measure progress towards learning and equity

Key messages from a roundtable discussion in London, 17 November 2014 This summary was submitted by Pauline Rose, Ed Barnett, Rob Whitby, Steve Packer and Susan Nicolai.   A roundtable discussion co-hosted by DFID, University of Cambridge, ODI and UKFIET* brought together technical experts to identify recommendations for indicators to track learning and equity post-2015. […]

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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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