Building Human Capital: A Project for the World (News and Research 90)

Building Human Capital: A Project for the World Months after World Bank President Jim Kim announced the Human Capital Project, global leaders gathered in Washington to discuss the urgent and critical importance of investing in people to prepare countries for the economy of the future. Peking University Education Finance Research Team Visits World Bank Washington … Continue reading Building Human Capital: A Project for the World (News and Research 90)

Lessons from East Asia and Pacific: Improved Learning Outcomes, Economic Growth, and Equitable Development

Public Event Lessons from East Asia and Pacific: Improved Learning Outcomes, Economic Growth, and Equitable Development Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am REGISTER Featuring Harry Anthony Patrinos, Practice Manager, East Asia & the Pacific, Education Global Practice, World Bank Nancy Birdsall, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Center for Global Development Jaime Saavedra, Senior Practice Director, Education … Continue reading Lessons from East Asia and Pacific: Improved Learning Outcomes, Economic Growth, and Equitable Development

A Decennial Review of the Returns to Education Literature (News and Research 89)

Returns to Investment in Education: A Decennial Review of the Global Literature  Returns to investment in education based on human capital theory have been estimated systematically since the 1950s. In the 60-plus year history of such estimates, there have been several compilations in the literature. This paper reviews and highlights the latest trends and patterns … Continue reading A Decennial Review of the Returns to Education Literature (News and Research 89)

Understanding Effective Teaching Practices (News and Research 88)

Understanding Effective Teaching Practices in Chinese Classrooms:  "Teachers who believed that students should be the focus of instruction scored significantly higher across all domains than teachers who believed that teachers should be the focus of instruction"… Credential Effects and the Returns to Education in China  Using the China Household Income Project (CHIP) data for 1995 … Continue reading Understanding Effective Teaching Practices (News and Research 88)

The Learning Crisis (News and Research 87)

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life — Plato Une crise de l'apprentissage au niveau mondial?  Depuis les années 2000, l’accès à l’éducation s’est fortement amélioré dans le monde. Reste à savoir ce qu’il en est de la qualité de l’éducation et de la performance des systèmes éducatifs, … Continue reading The Learning Crisis (News and Research 87)

The Future of Education

The Future of Education: It's coming, but will it get here fast enough? By Raj Kumar // 23 March 2018 Class two students line up to enter a classroom at the start of school in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Photo by: Kelley Lynch / GPE / CC BY-NC-NDDUBAI — Education has long been notoriously slow to change. Most classrooms around the world … Continue reading The Future of Education

The Future of Education (News and Research 86)

The education of the young needs the special attention of the lawmaker. The neglect of education in a state is injurious to the state - Aristotle (350BC) The Future of Education: It's coming, but will it get here fast enough?  Education has long been notoriously slow to change. Most classrooms around the world look scarcely different … Continue reading The Future of Education (News and Research 86)