Impact of School Infrastructure on Learning (Human Capital News and Research 121)

The Impact of School Infrastructure on Learning: A Synthesis of the Evidence (Diego Ambasz, Tigran Shmis, Maria Ustinova) This book focuses on how school facilities can affect children’s learning outcomes,identifying parameters that can inform the design, implementation, and supervision of future educational projects

Scoala Mea (My School) GPSA(Global Partnership for Social Accountabilty) project in Moldova closing event (Boris,Ciobanu, Rodion Butnariuc, Iuliana Stratan, Lucia Casap) with the support of Country Manager, Anna Akhalkatsi.  See video about the grant.

The price of exclusion: Disability and education in Africa (Quentin Wodon, Hanna Alasuutari) More than one billion people around the world experience some form of disability. Individuals with disabilities have, on average, poorer health, lower levels of employment and earnings, and high er poverty rates. Children with disabilities are especially at a disadvantage when it comes to enrolling and completing school but also how much they learn while in school. This is especially acute in Sub-Saharan Africa, where our latest research, The Challenge of Inclusive Education in Africa, shows that disability gaps in education are increasing…

Framing the Future of Work (Luc Christensen, Ritika D’Souza, Roberta Gatti, Alexandria Valerio, Maria Laura Sanchez Puerta, Robert Palacios) Digital technologies affect employment through complex channels: automation, connectivity, and innovation. Labor-saving technologies coupled with reshoring may disrupt labor markets in developing countries and result in job losses. Yet, technological change drives productivity gains in both white-collar and blue-collar jobs either through ICT uptake or modern mechanical technologies…

Finland’s digital-based curriculum impedes learning, researcher finds A Helsinki University researcher says Finland’s current digital and ‘phenomenon-based’ learning methods used in schools may not be suitable for all students…

The World’s First Digital Teacher Just Debuted in New Zealand  It’s back to school, and you know what that means — time to fire up the computer that teaches you!… That’s what primary school students in New Zealand have to look forward to, anyways. They’ll soon be the first students in the world to learn from an artificially intelligent (AI) digital avatar… learning from bots will be commonplace by 2031… robots will replace human teachers by 2027…

How states can improve well-being for all children, from birth to age five Reading by grade 3 highly predictive of future earnings…

Education Level and Mating Success: Undercover on Tinder In this study, we examine the impact of an individual’s education level on her/his mating success by means of a field experiment on the mobile dating app Tinder…

What’s the Human Capital Index and Why Should Policymakers Take It Seriously?

Human Capital Investments for Glacier Countries

OECD Education 2030: Position paper, Flyer,Team website

Categories early reading, Human capital, Returns to education

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