Primary Education

Brazil's Children Missing Out on School During World Cup

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Beth McLoughlin

Since the World Cup started, Brazilian children have been enjoying the entertainment as much as children anywhere. Schools are closed in most areas for this month, but while those classes will be made up in December and January for most pupils..

No Progress in Reducing Out of School Numbers, With Some Exceptions

Aaron Benavot | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

As we consider the sorry state of international aid to education we must also remember that accessing school is also only part of the challenge; universal primary education goes beyond simply children enrolling in school - it also involves enabling them to complete their education and, as a result, acquire basic skills and knowledge...

Afghanistan: Rebuilding Girls' Education After Decades of Conflict

Manos Antoninis | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

For Nahida, education is not something to be viewed as a problem, but as part of the solution for breaking the cycle of conflict: "Educated people don't take guns," she said. "They don't destroy their country and their schools."

Syrian Refugees Make the Best of Temporary Schools

Manos Antoninis | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

Mohammed, a teacher from Syria who lives in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, is participating in the Education for All Global Monitoring Report's #TeacherTuesday campaign. His daily struggle to help Syrian refugee children underlines the need to support teachers in difficult situations - and to make education a more central part of humanitarian efforts in conflict zones.

International Education Week: Why Education is so Important

Frontier | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Frontier

Education is a process of providing structured information. It is accessible to every child for free in the developed world, so much so that it's almost taken for granted. The developing worlds are still striving to gain easily attainable education systems like ours, because education is seen as a platform whereby children can greaten themselves.

Some School Leaders and School Governors Must Stop Preventing Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers from Saving Young Lives

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shaun Dellenty

Whilst these engagements provide wonderful opportunities to share these vital messages, there is one 'genre' of speaking engagement which cuts to the very core of why I undertake this work; trainee teacher and newly qualified teacher events...

Sports vs. Schools: Brazilians Protest Government Spending

Pauline Rose | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Rose

Brazil has made great progress in improving its education system in recent years, but the current street protests provide a dramatic reminder that wide inequalities in education and society still need to be tackled.

The G8 Must Renew Its Commitment to Basic Education Worldwide

Pauline Rose | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Politics
Pauline Rose

The United Kingdom, which is now the largest bilateral donor to basic education in sub-Saharan Africa, has shown admirable leadership in meeting aid commitments and making basic education a high priority. Having assumed the presidency of the G8 this year, we encourage the UK to ensure that other G8 countries follow its lead.

Reductions in Aid Jeopardise Schooling for Millions of Children

Pauline Rose | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK
Pauline Rose

Millions of children may be denied access to school due to reductions in aid, according to new data released today in a new policy paper from the EFA Global Monitoring Report team and the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS).

Turning the 'Resource Curse' Into a Blessing for Education in Africa

Pauline Rose | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK
Pauline Rose

Taking all this into account, the potential gains for education on the back of recent discoveries of natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa are enormous. Several countries, including Ghana, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia could reach universal primary education without needing any more aid from donors.

The RTE Act 2009: Inequality in India

Elena Barbiero | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Elena Barbiero

The Right to Education Act 2009 seemed to herald a new era of more widespread equality in Indian society, with the right to an education recognized fo...

Equipping Our Children to be Twenty-First Century Polymaths: The Impact of the Arts on Interdisciplinary Learning

Rebecca Boyle Suh | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Boyle Suh

Interdisciplinary learning is not a new concept, but is now needed in education more than ever as our economic, social, and cultural environments develop at accelerating speed. There have been countless interdisciplinary thinkers who saw no boundaries between subjects.

Education - Let's Celebrate Choice and Diversity

John L. Adams | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
John L. Adams

It strikes me that we don't acknowledge or celebrate how diverse our education system is. We've all become obsessed with league tables and Ofsted reports and fail to appreciate that every school has a different approach and ethos and the benefits this brings.

Thinking Creatively About Creative Learning

Rebecca Boyle Suh | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Boyle Suh

Through utilising imaginative methods of learning, we can ensure all children are provided with the equal opportunities to achieve and learn. This is increasingly important as the number of children eligible for free school meals, or children who have English as an Additional Language is on the rise in our primary schools.