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)

Growing Smarter in East Asia and Pacific (News and Research 85)

Yesterday we launched the East Asia and Pacific Flagship, Growing Smarter: Learning and Equitable Development in East Asia and Pacific. Home to seven of the top ten performing education systems in the world, East Asia and Pacific has a lot to teach other countries and regions.  Among the drivers of success that Growing Smarter highlights: … Continue reading Growing Smarter in East Asia and Pacific (News and Research 85)