Category Archives: Teachers

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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What it’s like teaching refugees in Malawi

By Dede Buloba Everyone agrees that education is important in a refugee camp to help those who have had to drop out of school to move across borders. I can speak about this from my experience as refugee, now teaching … Continue reading

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Should school principals be held accountable for the quality of education? An Ethiopian perspective.

The 2017 GEM Report will explore the successes and challenges to effective accountability in Education. While the online consultation is now officially closed, we welcome comments until the yearlong research period of the Report is over. This includes the following … Continue reading

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We’ve been told: your advice for the GEM 2017 on accountability in education

The consultation for the 2017 GEM Report on Accountability in Education is soon to close. This blog contains some of the suggestions made by commentators for the GEM Report to consider as it embarks upon the research. Full comments can … 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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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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School-Related Gender-Based Violence impedes gender equality

Today marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, coordinated by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative. This year’s theme, From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All, … Continue reading

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