Category Archives: Equality

Afghan police better their lives – and others’ – with literacy

Gul Rahman, a patrolman at Paktya Province prison security unit, Afghanistan, has greatly improved his ability to serve as a policeman as a result of his literacy class. He is married and the sole breadwinner for 12 family members. “Afghanistan … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, agricultural development, Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Equality, legal aid, legal rights, Legislation, Literacy, Marginalization, peace, rural development, sdg, sdgs, Skills, Sustainable development, united nations | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Planning for Language Use in Education: Best Practices and Practical Steps for Improving Learning

By Alison Pflepsen, a research education analyst at RTI International, Imagine a classroom in which a teacher is required to teach in a language her students do not speak or understand well. During the reading lesson, students struggle to master … Continue reading

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When is state funding of private schools a violation of human rights?

By Sylvain Aubry, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights The announcement at the beginning of the year by the Ministry of Education of Liberia of its intention to outsource the management of all its pre-primary and primary schools … Continue reading

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How to include all in monitoring the global goal in education SDG4?

By Aaron Benavot, Director of the GEM Report It’s tough to cover this issue in a blog. It’s something we cover extensively in the next GEM Report due out on September 6th. But it’s also something I presented on today … Continue reading

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Reaching All Children with Education: Lebanon’s national education response strategy to the Syria crisis

By Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education In Lebanon, the five years since the beginning of the Syria Crisis have had a significant impact on its people and its institutions. With an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees now hosted … Continue reading

Posted in Arab States, Basic education, emergencies, Equality, Equity, fragile states, Legislation, Marginalization, Primary school, Quality of education, refugees, Refugees and displaced people, Report, sdg, sdgs, Secondary school, syria, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

No more excuses. Provide education to all forcibly displaced people

By the GEM Report and the UNHCR Education Section Days before the World Humanitarian Summit, we have jointly released a new policy paper, ‘No more excuses’, with new data showing that only 50% of refugee children are in primary school … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Child soldiers, Conflict, data, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Equality, fragile states, Human rights, immigration, Legislation, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Quality of education, refugees, Refugees and displaced people, sdgs, syria, Uncategorized, violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Gender bias is rife in textbooks

By Aaron Benavot, Director of the GEM Report and Catherine Jere, University of East Anglia Today, on International Women’s day, we are investigating the persistence of gender bias in textbooks, and reminding policy makers that until it is addressed girls’ … Continue reading

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