Category Archives: Language

Education needs to fundamentally change if we are to reach our global development goals

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, released this morning, shows the vast potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs). But, if education is to fulfill that … Continue reading

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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 the challenge is teaching teachers English

Sarah Wiles is a communications specialist for Voluntary Services Overseas in Papua New Guinea, where she has been living for the past three years. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the most linguistically diverse country in the world with over 850 … Continue reading

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Introducing Bilingual Intercultural Education in Peru

View the original version of this blog in Spanish. Elena Burga Cabrera, Director-General for Bilingual and Rural Intercultural Education (DIGEIBIR of the MINEDU – Ministry of Education, Peru  In Peru, most Peruvians speak Castilian Spanish at home, but there are also … Continue reading

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Language and learning photo blog: classroom challenges

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In order to celebrate International Mother Language Day, we have collated a photo blog of teachers and students talking about the challenges that language education policies can have on teaching and learning. From Iraq to Vietnam, Honduras and Pakistan, the … Continue reading

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Books for Every Child: The Global Book Fund

Penelope Bender, Learning Team Lead, USAID’s Office of Education (@penelopebender, @USAIDEducation) Despite the education sector’s longstanding call of “Education For All,”children in many countries are not learning to read and cannot read to learn. The right to education is not … Continue reading

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Educating migrants will be the first SDG challenge for rich countries

It is impossible to turn a blind eye to the arrival of so many hundreds of thousands of migrants* into Europe recently. According to Save the Children, this includes the highest number of child migrants seen since the end of … Continue reading

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