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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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Target 4b – What is at stake for monitoring progress on scholarships?

   4.b By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, … Continue reading

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Kenya’s primary schools (or those with electricity) to get laptops any time now

The government in Kenya is about to live up to its 2013 election pledge and deliver laptops to primary schools any day now, or, at least, to all primary schools with electricity… Kenya’s education system is in need of an … Continue reading

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The world’s poorest children are paying a high price for scholarships

By Nicole Comforto, EFA Global Monitoring Report For many donor countries, a large proportion of ‘aid’ never leaves their country. Spending this money on education in the world’s poorest countries could go a long way to giving the 132 million … Continue reading

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Beyond Busan 2: Should imputed student costs and scholarships be counted as aid?

By Elise Legault, research officer, Education for All Global Monitoring Report team Aid analyses by the Education for All Global Monitoring Report tend to put greater emphasis on basic education than on the whole sector. One reason is that the … Continue reading

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