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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...

Special Edition: World Teachers’ Day 2018, Celebrating Educations’ Unsung Heroes, FLS News Alerts Issue 809 – Tue 9 Oct 2018

"Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story" ―Josh Shipp 4-5 Mins | Stories Stories of Education's Unsung Heroes A good teacher can change many lives. Even with... Read 7 Min Video | Case Philippines: Why do Teachers Teach? On World Teachers' Day,...

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Non-teaching duties

Teachers in Pakistan perform multiple duties apart from teaching. There are two types of non-teaching duties: government imposed, and arbitrary. The first includes polio drives, examination-related,...

Floating Schools and how Access to Technology Broadens Access to Education

"Until I read about Mosammet Reba Khatun from Bangladesh, I had never heard about solar-powered floating schools. Reading about Mosammet’s experience has revolutionised my understanding of what...

India Is Making Progress In Bringing Children To Schools, Says UN

India has been able to decrease its number of out-of-school children by nearly 16 million between 2000 and 2012, driving the progress in South Asia, but it still has 1.4 million children not...

Six districts to attain total literacy in a month

"Six districts have joined the race for attaining total literacy, Non-Formal Education Center (NFEC) has claimed. The government had begun total literacy campaign in January last year. It aims to...

Nepal:Empowering schools

There needs to be more debate in terms of private intervention in public education among stakeholders including the donors. On January 22, George Weah, former soccer star, will be sworn in as the...

School of ‘excellence’ rots at Simultala, future at stake

Into its sixth year, Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya (SAV), billed as the dream project of chief minister Nitish Kumar, continues to flounder despite starting with a lot of promise. With Kumar back at...

Education providers should consider changing India’s needs

"Since 2005, the Annual Status of Education Report (Aser) has been tracking schooling status and learning levels of a representative sample of children in each rural district in the country. One of...

Viet Nam: Avoid previous education reform errors: NA

3 Nov, 2017 VietNamNet Bridge – Take more than a year if needed, but get good advice and avoid previous education reform mistakes, NA deputies told the Government on Thursday. Responding to a...

Pakistan: Efforts stressed to engage all stakeholders to increase literacy rate

Islamabad :There is a need to step up efforts for engaging all stakeholders to increase literacy rate in the country, especially in the field of adult literacy and non-formal education, said...

Multilingual education helps children in north east Cambodia to learn at school

Kratie Province, Cambodia, May 2017: By the time his first lesson begins at 7am, Grade 3 student Nelkea has already fetched water and chopped wood at home, had breakfast, walked to school and...

Many East African kids attend school – but not enough are actually learning

Much has been written about the failings of primary education systems in East Africa. Teachers are often lambasted for being absent from school, for being poorly motivated, and even for lacking...

McDonald’s Is Transforming Happy Meal Boxes Into VR Headsets

WHEN GOOGLE RELEASED Cardboard, its crude paper-and-velcro VR headset, the tech company also released downloadable instructions for building your own. If Cardboard’s $15 price tag didn’t convey...

Finding Tomorrow’s Leaders: Youth Hold the Vision for our Future

When we launched the Youth Development Hub in partnership with the Fox Family, we started from the premise that youth hold the vision for our collective future. With this in mind, our grantmaking...

World Children’s Prize: Nominees 2014

Three amazing child right heroes are the World’s Children’s Prize Nominees 2014: Malala Yousafzai, John Wood and Indira Ranamagar Learn more about...

The Global Search for Education: Knowledge in the Age of AI

03 December, 2017 C. M. Rubin, Contributor The Trivium and Quadrivium, medieval revival of classical Greek education theories, defined the seven liberal arts necessary as preparation for entering...

Lifelong learning key to Smart Nation

Behavioural economics as important as development of technical skills In his National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong underlined Singapore's vision to be a Smart Nation. The Smart...

Finland: A miracle of education?

Finland’s success in PISA ― a worldwide study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) of 15-year-old students’ aptitudes in mathematics, science, and reading ― was a...

How do you scale up an effective education intervention? Iteratively, that’s how.

So you have this motivated, tightly controlled, highly competent non-government organization (NGO). And they implement an innovative educational experiment, using a randomized controlled trial to...

Blending learning effectively – a balancing act

Russell Stannard is the founder of www.teachertrainingvideos.com. He is also an associate trainer at NILE where he runs courses in the Flipped Classroom and tutors on the MA programme. Today, he...

US: Power of inclusive preschool

Pre-K programs for students with special needs vary widely in quality and scope. Some states and districts have long included students with special needs in pre-K classes alongside their more...

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