Category Archives: Pre-primary education

More than just symbolism? France makes pre-primary school compulsory from age 3

President Macron of France announced yesterday that, as of 2019, school will be compulsory in the country for all children from age 3, making France the country with the lowest compulsory age of education in the European Union.  Apart from … Continue reading

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Costa Rica joins the ranks of the few making pre-primary education compulsory for two years

This month, for the first time, it will be mandatory for children in Costa Rica to complete two years of pre-primary education before going to primary school. This is in line with the call in Target 4.2 of the SDG … Continue reading

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The urgent need for investment in pre-primary education

By Pauline Rose and Ben Hewitt A child’s most important steps happen before they set foot in a primary school. Early childhood, from birth to age five, is the most critical developmental stage in a person’s life. By their fifth … Continue reading

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Still learning about early learning in Ethiopia

By Jack Rossiter, Young Lives, Ethiopia The potential of O-Class in Ethiopia In 2017, the research study I work for, Young Lives, released its first early learning publication: Scaling up Early Learning in Ethiopia: Exploring the Potential of O-Class [O-Class … Continue reading

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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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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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Education 2030 Framework for Action: let’s get started

by Aaron Benavot and Manos Antoninis The Education 2030 Framework for Action was adopted today in a high level meeting alongside the 38th UNESCO General Conference. What is this document and what does it mean for our work over the … Continue reading

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