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Reflections from Mongolia: Collaborative Capacity Building Towards 21st Century Skills Assessment, Issue 814 – 23 Oct 2018

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today" ―Stacia Tauscher 4 Mins | Curriculum Reflections from Mongolia: Towards 21st Century Skills Assessment Countries have long realized the importance of... Read 3 Mins | Research...

Special Edition: Peace Education and Non Violence, Rethinking Schooling for the 21st Century, FLS News Alerts Issue 813 – 19 Oct 2018

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other" ―Mother Theresa 2 Mins | Read Report UNESCO-MGIEP Launches Policy Brief on Rethinking Schooling Report analyses curriuclum from 22 countries... Read 5-6 Mins | Opinion Efficiently...

Meet Cambodia’s ‘Rubbish Man’: The School Where Children Pay For Their Education in Recycled Waste Materials, FLS News Alerts Issue 812 – 18 Oct 2018

"Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting" ―Ivan Illich 3 Mins | Stories Meet the School Where Children Pay for Education in Recyclables About 65 kids are enrolled at the Cambodian...

Singapore abolishes school exam rankings, says learning is not competition, Issue 811 – Tue 17 Oct 2018

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do" ―Leonardo Da Vinci 3 Mins | Policy Children in Singapore Will No Longer Be Ranked By Exam Results Singapore has long been an educational high-achiever... Read 3 Mins | Data Filipino...

Mobile Teachers in Myanmar Help Out-Of-School Children From Ethnic Minority, FLS News Alerts, Issue 810 – 11 Oct 2018

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge" ―Albert Einstein 3 Mins | Case Myanmar: Mobile Teachers Help Out-of-School Children Years of civil war and tension has meant that Karen... Read 7 Min Video | Case New Data: Poor...

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"Protsahan India Foundation (PIF) uses creative arts such as design, photography, technology and cinema to encourage and empower vulnerable, at-risk and marginalised girls. The NGO, which was...

Educating the hearing Impaired in Pakistan

“The Deaf Reach programme aims to open up the silent world of around 9 million hearing impaired people in Pakistan, its founder, Richard Geary, tells Shiva Kumar Thekkepat...” It’s a single-storey...

India: Empowering the Right to Education

Boosting school infrastructure and teacher training is essential for RTE to deliver greater equity In 2009 India enacted a landmark legislation promising universal inclusion in primary education,...

Thailand: World Bank urges education reform

Education reform is needed to put Thailand back on track towards its potential growth and becoming a high-income country, says the World Bank. Ulrich Zachau, the World Bank's country director for...

Positive discipline makes a difference at school in Cambodia

Kampot, Cambodia, December 2016 – Nine-year-old Nuy Visith Ranksey is the perfect example of a contented child growing up in an idyllic setting. Nuy lives in the tiny village of Chheuteal in Kampot...

India: Learning a hard lesson

The 10-year-old son of an illiterate metal crockery peddler in rural Rajasthan, Surinder Gavariya dreams of being a police officer. But his prospects already seem bleak. Despite four years at the...

Free schooling: Evening classes proposed for out of school children

"The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) announced last week that it would be piloting evening classes to educate the needy children under the Education Voucher Scheme. Speaking to The Express...

ASER 2014: Engaging Citizens to Measure Learning Outcomes and Spark Change in Pakistan

Over the past fifteen years, thanks in large part to the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on universal primary education, major advances have been made in enrolling millions of children worldwide....

In Bangladesh, a new writing system paves the way for learning

Equipped with a newly-designed writing system and well-prepared teachers, the Koch community of Bangladesh launched its first mother-tongue preschool program earlier this year. Koch teachers from...

15 percent children in Punjab still out of school: ASER

According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2015 Pakistan survey, 15 percent of Punjab's children aged 6-16 still remain out of school and the remaining 85 percent that are enrolled in...

As Students Return to School, Debate About the Amount of Homework Rages

How much homework is enough? My daughter, Maya, who is entering second grade, was asked to complete homework six days a week during the summer. For a while, we tried gamely to keep up. But one day...

Education Technology Makes The Most Impact In The Least Recognized Places

People often ask me for specific examples of how technology is impacting global education. I suspect they are looking for super glossy examples of futuristic classrooms. They hope I’ll describe some...

14 ways AI will impact the education sector

There have been a lot of digital “next big things” in education over the years — everything from the Apple IIe to online learning. The latest is artificial intelligence education tech (AI ed), and...

Conflict drives 13 million children out of school in the Middle East and North Africa

Surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more than 13 million children from going to school, according to a UNICEF report released today. The...

Mapping the World Bank’s support for education

Every year, the World Bank generates a wealth of useful information about education systems across the globe, from project-driven appraisal documents and results stories to country-specific data and...

Asean announces joint-plan to tackle out-of-school children problem

Yesterday, Asean adopted its first declaration on out-of-school children, part of a wider strategy to ensure that all girls and boys in the region complete primary and secondary education by 2030....

Children Who Start School Later Are More Likely To Drop Out, Study Shows

A new study by researchers at Duke University shows that children who start kindergarten a bit later are more likely to drop out of school and commit serious crimes. However, the outcomes are more...

Transportation to school for children with disabilities: Closing the gap

Children with disabilities are less likely to attend school than other children.  This is due to a tangled web of poverty and many other factors, of which transportation is one key. One of the most...

New Zealand: Special needs students being pressured out of schools says report

Students with special education needs are "grossly over-represented" among students who are being informally removed from schools, a new report by YouthLaw Aotearoa says. It says families are often...

Australia: Young philanthropist helps out school kids

HUNDREDS of less fortunate children will not go without school supplies this year thanks to a viral campaign launched by a Shailer Park boy. While most children spent the holidays without a thought...

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Getting to School Shouldn’t Be This Dangerous

"Difficult commutes are examples of just how difficult it is for children around the world to access education. According to a June report from UNESCO, 57 million children aren’t going to school—or 11 percent of all children of primary school age. Almost a quarter of...

Lebanon’s public schools open doors to Syrian refugees

"Sources in the education sector revealed that the meeting held last week between  representatives of international donors (UNHCR and UNICEF), the Ministry of  Higher Education and civil society organizations led to an agreement as to how  to welcome students, after...

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