Category Archives: Democracy

How far does media coverage of international large-scale assessment help hold governments to account for their education commitments?

By Mary Hamilton, Lancaster University, UK and Co-Director of the Lab for International Assessment Studies    A key rationale for carrying out international comparative surveys of skills such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Programme for International Student … Continue reading

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South Africa: Watching accountability in action

This blog is written by Dr Remy C Nnadozie, Director: Institutional Planning, Rhodes University, and the author of a case study on accountability and education in South Africa commissioned for the 2017/8 GEM Report. The blog is part of a series showing that accountability in education … Continue reading

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A racist education

By Kassiani Lythrangomitis I was born in a racist country, with a racist president, and racist laws. My neighbour was a racist. I went to a racist school that did not allow black children to learn in the same space … Continue reading

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How would education suffer without aid from the USA?

Last week, White House officials said that President Trump would increase military spending by $54 billion, taking funds from domestic programs and foreign aid to pay the bill. What would a total cut of all USA aid for education mean? … Continue reading

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Impact of conflict on teachers and their role in peacebuilding: What can be learnt from Nepal?

By Dr Tejendra Pherali, Senior Lecturer in Education and International Development at UCL Institute of Education This blog looks at the impact on, and role of, school leadership during conflict, using Nepal and the Maoist insurgency as a case study. … Continue reading

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South Africa: proof that language in school can be a source of grievance if not done right

The Soweto uprising is probably one of the most impactful demonstrations for language and learning rights to take place across the globe. It placed the anti-apartheid struggle on an international platform and presented a massive shift in gear for the … Continue reading

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Education increases awareness and concern for the environment

Our first blog around the COP21 taking place here in Paris where the GMR is based showed how education can help poorer communities respond and react to the impact of climate change. This blog shows that, by improving knowledge, instilling … Continue reading

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