Category Archives: teaching

More testing?

By Manos Antoninis and William C. Smith This blog looks at the contrasting findings in the 2017/8 GEM Report on Accountability and a recent study by Berbauer, Hanushek, and Woessmann over whether more testing is good for education or not. … Continue reading

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‘A good education can change anyone. A good teacher can change anything’

This cliché emblazoned on chipped mugs in school staff rooms all over the world is impossible to refute. We all know teachers have the power to transform both individual lives, and the fortunes of nations. And, as the theme of … Continue reading

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Why are people talking about a teacher shortage in New Zealand?

At the end of February, the government of New Zealand called the teacher shortage a “ticking time bomb“, with the number of people training to join the profession at the pre-primary, primary and secondary education levels having dropped by 40% … Continue reading

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From leadership bright spots to transformed school systems

By Kieran Cooke, Senior Development Consultant, Education Development Trust In the middle of the Kibera slum in Nairobi, amongst the rubbish dumps of an impoverished community, there is a school, which, despite the collapsing roofs and dusty floors, is achieving … Continue reading

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Let teachers teach: The dangers of expanding teacher workloads

Today, on World Teachers’ Day, we look at one of the findings in the 2017/8 GEM Report on accountability in education due out later this month. The Report celebrates the undeniably critical role that teachers play in any education system: … Continue reading

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Learning to realize education’s promise – a look at the 2018 WDR

For the first time in forty years, the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR), released on Tuesday, focuses exclusively on education. We are pleased to see its core messages resonating so well with our past reports, especially the 2013/4 EFA … Continue reading

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Promoting literacy in a multilingual society

By Paula Korsnakova, Senior Research and Liaison Advisor, IEA Reflecting on the results of providing instruction in a language other than the one spoken at home Did you know that apparently 66% of children in the world are raised to … Continue reading

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