Disability and the right to education for all (News and Research 71)

Disability and the right to education for all

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000abDecember 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year, on this day, the international community comes together to take stock of the progress that has been made to advance the rights of disabled people around the world…

Growing Talent for the 4th Industrial Revolution

http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/11/growing-talent-for-the-4th-industrial-revolution/

By Tom Vander Ark

How to prepare for the automation economy? The ASEAN+3 countries (southeast Asian plus China, Japan, South Korea) recently hosted a conference in Seoul in partnership with World Bank and the Korean government to answer that question. The focus was the 4th Industrial Revolution (#4IR). If you forgot what the first three where, here’s a handy ‘splainer from Deloitte: aa1

Harry Patrinos (@hpatrinos) leads the education practice at the World Bank for East Asia and the Pacific and acted as co-host. In his opening comments he reinforced the returns to learning for individuals and countries. He noted that automating is shifting …

What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages  In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030…

Increasing Early Childhood Care and Development through Community Preschools in Cambodia In Cambodia, preschool attendance isn’t very high and children often don’t have the skills they need to do well when they start primary school. Impact evaluation evidence has shown that preschool or other early childhood education programs boost children’s skills and help improve their readiness for primary school. This evaluation will help the Government of Cambodia inform the development of a cost-effective and scalable early childhood education program for Cambodia…

Myanmar’s awful schools are a drag on the economy—and politics On the first floor of a crumbling colonial building in Yangon, a teacher taps the words written on the board with a bamboo rod. “Repeat after me so you will remember this by heart,” she instructs. The whole class chants back in unison. The children have been regurgitating sentences all morning. No hands are raised, no questions asked. To earn promotion to the next form, there is no need to gain a proper understanding of the subject; memorising textbooks is all that is required. For the 40 pupils, rote learning will continue for years to come, until they complete high school…

Opening new doors to education The country has made great strides in the education sector with the implementation of sweeping programs that has wide and far-reaching effects…

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