Tag Archives: Africa

The 1994 Genocide as Taught in Rwanda’s Classrooms

This blog looks at how textbook  and curricula reforms in Rwanda have worked to cover the 1994 Genocide and instill the ideals of tolerance, unity and reconciliation in students. It is part of a series of blogs on this site published … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Conflict, curriculum, monitoring, sdg, sdgs, teaching, textbooks, united nations, violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Learning how to farm – the impact of Farmer Field Schools

By Mwatima Juma, Tanzania Country Programme Officer – IFAD A group of 20 farmers gather around a facilitator who is demonstrating how to prepare nutritious fodder for dairy cows on Zanzibar island, off the coast of Tanzania. They are attending … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Rural areas, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in accountability, Africa, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Governance, Learning, monitoring, pedagogy, Quality of education, sdgs, Sustainable development, Teachers, teaching, Testing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What happens if an education system is outsourced?

The new Liberian Education Minister, George Werner, announced in January that the pre-primary and primary schools in the country will move over to be run by ‘public-private’ partnerships in a $65 million five year deal. Why this change? In February … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Finance, Post-2015 development framework, private schools, private sector, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Tanzania abolishes secondary school fees. But does anything come for free?

It is extremely good news to hear that the United Republic of Tanzania has cancelled school fees at the secondary level. This new policy aims to free families from any fees and contributions to education for 11 years of schooling. … Continue reading

Posted in Developing countries, Literacy, Marginalization, mdgs, sdg, sdgs, Secondary school, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Education can break the bonds of child marriage.

By Marcos Delprato, GMR researcher The GMR showed in 2013 that there would be 14% fewer child marriages if all girls had primary education. There would be 64% fewer births if they had secondary education. Continuing on this analysis, a study … Continue reading

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Reflections as a new education era dawns

This blog marks the start of a series in the run up to the UN Sustainable Development Summit to be held on 25-27 September.  We have some 25 days until the new goal and targets for education from now until … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Basic education, Developing countries, Millennium Development Goals, sdg, sdgs, united nations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments