The Learning Crisis (News and Research 87)

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life — Plato

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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, car ce n’est qu’à cette condition que pourra être garanti le développement durable…

If we don’t secure basic education first, we will not get the investment” – Michael Crawford

Education Ministry consults stakeholders on higher education strategy  The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), in coordination with the World Bank (WB), held a Higher Education Strategy Stakeholder Consultation to collect opinions from experts and researchers in order to develop an overall strategy for higher education in Vietnam.

Advice on education master plan  Professor Ju Ho Lee, Republic of Korea (RoK)’s former Minister of Education, Science, and Technology speaks at a higher education strategy stakeholder consultation yesterday…

Too much of an education could be bad for your future  There is the poverty of the poor, the poverty of the rich, the poverty of the academically under-qualified, the poverty of the academically over-qualified. The poverty of the poor pretty much speaks for itself. The riches of the rich may be deceptive…

World Bank’s first loan to China was to rehabilitate universities

How and why to search for young Einsteins  New research suggests new ways to nurture gifted children

Breaking stigma against 2-year vocational college  KCCE chairman talks on the need to reevaluate of labor and education in Korea…South Korea is well-known for its society’s great fervor toward education, but activists say that the country must break away from its relentless focus on credentials. More than 98 percent of the teenage population graduates from high school, and in 2017, 68.9 percent of those in the 18 to 21 age group advanced to college, according to the Education Ministry. The figures are among the highest in the OECD…

The Third Education Revolution   Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy…

Transforming India through blockchain  The fundamental attributes of blockchain, i.e. consensus, trust, immutability, provenance and smart contracts, can all give us transformational use cases… There are transformational use cases in education and health as well. One of the problems in higher education is lack of financing, as banks are wary of frauds and bad debts. The NITI Aayog-led Indiachain initiative is trying to solve this by using blockchain to store and authenticate educational degrees…

 

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