Does the report live up to its promise or leave much to be desired? In a new EI blog series, education experts and activists unpack, critique and challenge the insights of the WDR.Read More
Engaging our students in conversations about the consequences of disengaging from global institutions: lessons on US withdrawal from UNESCO.
Educating students to be engaged democratic citizens requires that they learn to engage with current affairs in schools. Engaging students with real world issues is also a way to get students to become more motivated with their studies and, over the long term, to be more effective professionally and more satisfied with their careers.Read More
#WDR2018 Reality Check #4: Realizing education’s promise: teachers are the solution, not the problem.
The World Bank’s 2018 world development report, with its focus on education and the need ‘to realize education’s promise’, is a welcome, if perhaps surprising, step forward. The report scores highly on intent, but it must work with teachers, not against them, if the report’s ambitions are to become a reality.Read More
Teacher (or education) unions are organizations formed to protect and advance the collective interests of teachers and other education workers. What those collective interests entail and how they should be pursued have been and remain active matters for debate.Read More
Linking national investment in education to a broader economic agenda The report argues public investment in education cannot be separated from the larger context of national economic policies and economic development. The key to increasing education financing in the future is to enable countries themselves to adopt alternati...Read More
Getting foreign aid to fund the right policies In a world where there is less funding for education, we need to take full advantage of the opportunities we have and ensure the right investments are made. While it is true that many donor countries are no longer funding education because of the economic context, others have chan...Read More
The economic crisis is being used to justify the complete deregulation and privatisation of public services in order to ‘reduce costs’. Widespread cuts in expenditure on public education are damaging both quality and equality of access to education, as well as undermining the status of teachers and teaching. In rea...Read More
Enhancing use of funds in Latin America In Latin America, sustainability and the use of funding are predominant issues. “Co-operation development underwent a deep and far-reaching crisis due to the worldwide economic situation, and is less important and not top priority now,” says Combertty Rodriguez, the Chief Coo...Read More