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Global Collaboration Day #VET

Please see the post below for details. This was sent via the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Experts Forum. I decided to share as it may be of interest to some of you. Dear Colleagues, It is my pleasure to share with you

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Posted in Employability, Guest Articles, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, United Nations

Presentations from The 3rd International Workshop on Curriculum Innovation and Reform

Members of the International Bureau of Education recently participated in the 3rd International Workshop on Curriculum Innovation and Reform: Changing Assessment to Improve Learning Outcomes, organised by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop). The International Workshop drew on

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Posted in Curriculum Design, Reflecting, Transforming

Developing Inclusive Schools in the Gulf Arab States

Inclusive education is a growing concern that informs and challenges educational reform processes around the world. Inclusive education stands on the recognition that education is a human right that supports a broader view and more comprehensive strategy of Education for

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Evidence Informed Policy and Practice in Education in Europe

The Evidence Informed Policy and Practice in Education in Europe (EIPPEE) is a two-year project which aims to increase the use of evidence to inform decision-making in education policy and practices across Europe. The network also provides a series of

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The Worldwide Education Revolution

The Worldwide  Education Revolution over the past 150 years has thoroughly transformed  human society.  The relentless inclusion  of ever more people into formal and non-formal schooling – from early childhood  education to advanced university training and beyond – is  a

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Preparing teachers for inclusive education

One of the main challenges for teacher education is posed by the demands of inclusive education but little attention has been paid to this important topic. Global disparities in educational provision, and differences in teacher education and teacher qualifications within

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: 20 Ph.D positions with UNESCO

Twenty Ph.D. positions are available in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funded Project on Pro-poor Sanitation Innovations, named “Stimulating local innovation on sanitation for the urban poor in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia” due to a grant of US$8

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UNESCO-IBE Community of Practice – Week 3 – Assessment

As the third and final week of the annual e-forum draws to a close, members of the Community of Practice on Curriculum Development are discussing the following questions: 1.      What are the potential learning outcomes of a curriculum that addresses

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UNESCO-IBE International Forum 21 November – 9 December 2011

I have just completed my registration for the UNESCO-IBE annual forum; this year it will address Socio-Cultural Diversity through the Curriculum. The event takes place over three weeks (21 November – 9 December) and each week, delegates are asked to

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2011 Global Education Digest: coping with the demand for secondary education

        The 2011 edition of the Global Education Digest, published by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), presents a wide range of indicators on the extent to which girls and boys are enrolling in and completing secondary

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Eight reasons why education is important to achieve the MDGs

              In the year 2000, 147 heads of State and Government, and 189 nations pledged to halve extreme poverty by the year 2015. Education is a major catalyst for human development and it is

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Addressing Socio-Cultural Diversity through the Curriculum

The International Bureau of Education is calling for preliminary responses to questions for its 5th annual e-forum, on the theme: Addressing Socio-Cultural Diversity through the Curriculum, which will be held between 21 November and 9 December, 2011. The e-forum, which is

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International Education – weekly update from around the world!

Nigeria – The Minister for Education, Ruqayyatu Rufa’i presents plans for education reform. More… Fifty years of independence: Quality education delivery in Tanzania. More… Australia – Schools brace for change. More… Concerns raised about Thai education. More… UK Teachers urged to

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Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness = Improving Student Learning

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) will hold its fall conference on teaching and learning entitled “Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness = Improving Student Learning” from October 28-30, 2011, in Las Vegas, United States. The conference aims to explain how

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International Bureau of Education Update

Following the success of its inaugural year, the 2nd Regional Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development will begin on August 15, 2011 in Montevideo, Uruguay. It promotes training and capacity development on curricular issues to contribute to the achievement of

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Egypt – Reflecting on Education Reform

Having concluded my ten day excursion to Egypt, here are some brief thoughts on the impending changes that the country faces, and how UNESCO has an important role to play in supporting further development. The Middle East and North Africa

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Reach to Teach

Reach to Teach (R2T) is a UK charity with an established platform to deliver primary education to the tribal (Adivasi) peoples of Gujarat in North West India. Funding 104 small village schools, R2T uses a sustainable community-based model with a

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UNESCO launches new Web portal on Education for Sustainable Development

From climate change to teacher education to new green technologies, UNESCO’s new Web portal on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) demonstrates how education helps societies and individuals to achieve sustainability. The web content has been entirely updated to set out

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Post-16 Interventions – Global Discussion

The Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) is a function of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) mandated at the 2005 World Summit. Its purpose is to assess annual progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the implementation of other

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Effective Methods of Teaching

The International Bureau of Education has now published a booklet about the most effective methods of teaching. Produced by the International Academy of Education, it presents research-based principles of teaching (or instruction). These principles come from three sources: (a) research on how the brain

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