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)
UNESCO has announced three winners of the 2017-2018 UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize. Diklat Berjenjang from Indonesia is one of the winners. Diklat Berjenjang provides training for ECED Teachers. With the support from DFAT Trust Fund under the ECED Frontline program, the Bank team provides TA to strengthen the quality of the program and link … Continue reading Human Capital Update (News and Research 84)
Japan recovered international achievement rankings and continues to improve. The reforms to the education system starting in 1998 have paid off. A strong education system based on selecting only the best for teaching and where teaching licenses must be renewed every 10 years serves as a model for other countries wishing to prepare their students for the future of work.
Every Child Ready, Every Child Learning Conference | March 5-7, 2018 | Auckland Early childhood is the most significant developmental period in life. The World Development Report (WDR) 2018 emphasizes the importance of development in the early years to ensure school readiness. The early years of life are the best opportunity to lay the … Continue reading Every Child Ready, Every Child Learning (News and Research 83)
Now online: Learning for All: Towards Quality Education for Enhanced Productivity & Economic Growth in Indonesia, by Tazeen Fasih, Rythia Afkar and Heather Tomlinson. Background report for the Indonesia conference in March 2017. Jim Kim: In Senegal, a call to invest in people and the planet Preliminary Maryland education report targets five areas for reform … Continue reading Human Capital (News and Research 82)
China: Launch of Guangdong Compulsory Education Project Indonesia: World Bank Explores Cooperation of Quality Improvement of Madrasah Teachers Global K-12 testing & assessment market to grow by 8.19% during the period 2018-2022 Teacher & Parental Perspectives of Barriers for Inclusive & Quality Education in Mongolia Learning about Education Limited human capital investment is a common … Continue reading Launch of Guangdong Compulsory Education Project (News and Research 77)
The school-first solution | A top economist games out how to spend education money for health payoffs Americans spend $5,000 more per year on medical care than people in other rich countries, yet live shorter and less healthy lives. Most efforts devoted to addressing health involve the medical system: covering more people, changing the flow … Continue reading The Benefits of Education (News and Research 76)