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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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Who is responsible for ensuring gender equality in education?

Problems require solutions, which requires knowing who is responsible for fixing them, and having clear steps to address the issue. This is the meaning of accountability. A longstanding issue like gender inequality, therefore, is one for which accountability is clearly … Continue reading

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Poor quality learning assessments are crumbling under the weight of the decisions they inform

By Rachel Outhred, Education Consultant, Oxford Policy Management Much of the recent international discussion regarding the measurement of learning outcomes globally has been driven by the need to monitor Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ‘to ensure inclusive and equitable quality … Continue reading

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Time to deliver: governments must make good on their commitments and Stand Up for Education

Global Action Week for Education, 23-29 April 2017 By Camilla Croso, President, Global Campaign for Education In 2015, the world committed to a Sustainable Development Goal to achieve equitable, inclusive and free quality education and lifelong learning for all. This … Continue reading

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What does accountability mean to you?

Behind the scenes at the GEM Report, as we started working on the 2017/8 Report, we spent many hours trying to distinguish the meaning of accountability from other related terms like responsibility and trust. We are a team of 22 … Continue reading

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#WhosAccountable? We want to hear from you!

In your country, how are governments held responsible for the promises they make on education? How big a role do private companies have in education in your country? Is anyone holding them to account? Do you think it’s fair for … 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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