Policy and Curriculum

A new toolkit for gender-responsive education sector plans

There is no doubt that tremendous gains in education have been made since 2000. Access and participation have markedly increased, for girls and boys, through the provision of more classrooms, textbooks and toilets and the recruitment of more, and better trained,...

India: Innovative teaching techniques to the fore

Medak: “Multi-grade and multi-level teaching method,” adopted by primary school teachers is making rapid strides in overhauling the education system in the district. The teachers have come up with this innovative method with the support and encouragement from District...

Is more choice always a good thing?

Many education systems around the world are looking for ways to give parents more choice over where they send their children to school. Proponents of school choice defend the rights of parents to send their children to their preferred school, whether because of the...

WATCH: What are the key ingredients to scaling quality learning?

The goal of the Millions Learning project is to catalyze a discussion about how to scale up quality education more rapidly and equitably in low- and middle- income countries. Building off the previous videos, Why focus on scaling learning for children and youth in...

The play’s the thing: Active pedagogies to improve learning

It is a commonly held conviction in the early childhood education community that young children learn most effectively, if not exclusively, through play. What’s more, a growing body of research indicates that teachers who master these concepts can improve learning...

US: Innovation + Design lab turns ideas into reality

When St. Martin’s Episcopal School launched its Innovation + Design program in 2013, the idea was to create a learning environment that allowed students to think, innovate and create. The Gibbs Family Center for Innovation + Design is the heart of the school’s...

Wanted: Innovative professional development for teachers

  A teacher training workshop organized by UNESCO Bangkok in the Republic of Korea.   We demand a lot from our teachers. We want them to have strong subject and pedagogic content knowledge, possess effective classroom management skills, readily adopt new...

What Happens When Students Design Their Own Assessments?

With classmates, parents, teachers, and even the Roanoke County schools superintendent standing before him, high school senior Bubba Smith took a deep breath and set the two-story Rube Goldberg machine into motion. The contraption, which performed a series of...
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