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

Disability and the right to education for all December 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 … Continue reading Disability and the right to education for all (News and Research 71)

Low-cost schools, diplomas, China and robots (News and Research 69)

Regulating market entry of low-cost private schools in Sub-Saharan Africa: Towards a theory of private education regulation This study provides a comparative assessment of policies governing private schools in twenty countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Findings suggest that current regulatory systems are failing to adequately address the negative externalities and failures of private schooling markets. Insufficient … Continue reading Low-cost schools, diplomas, China and robots (News and Research 69)

4IR at the HRD Forum in Seoul (News and Research 68)

ASEAN+3 leaders explore ways to secure job amid 4th industrial revolution  Leaders from governments, businesses and academia from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as South Korea, China and Japan gathered in Seoul Tuesday to examine ways to better secure jobs amid technological advances dubbed the fourth industrial revolution… Enhancing Job Creation and … Continue reading 4IR at the HRD Forum in Seoul (News and Research 68)

The Artificial Intelligence Issue (News and Research 67)

  Breaking: China: World Bank to Help Improve Compulsory Education in Guangdong A $120 million loan has been approved to improve learning facilities and teaching quality in selected public primary and junior secondary schools in the less developed parts of China's Guangdong Province. Read more More about the Project Partnering for Skills Development in East … Continue reading The Artificial Intelligence Issue (News and Research 67)

School Grants and School Policy (News and Research 66)

Introducing a Performance-Based School Grant in Jakarta  What Do We Know about Its Impact after Two Years?  Samer Al-Samarrai, Unika Shrestha, Amer Hasan, Nozomi Nakajima, Santoso Santoso, Wisnu Harto Adi Wijoy  This paper evaluates the early impact of introducing a performance component into Jakarta’s school grant program on learning outcomes. Using administrative data, it applies difference-in-differences and … Continue reading School Grants and School Policy (News and Research 66)

Investing in Education (News and Research 63)

Investing in Early Childhood Education for Cambodia's Future Success While the net enrollment rate in primary education increased to about 98% in 2015, nationwide enrollment rate for children 3-5 years old was just 41% in 2016. Through the Early Child Education (ECE) project, 100 formal schools and community-based preschools have opened to benefit more than … Continue reading Investing in Education (News and Research 63)

Early Childhood Conference (News and Research 61)

Tonga at Pacific Early Childhood Conference  Addressing a way forward for early childhood education was the focus of the first Pacific Early Childhood Development Conference held on September 19-21 on Denarau Island, Nadi... Vicky Colbert, Laureate of the Yidan Prize for Educational Development Vicky Colbert, Director of Fundación Escuela Nueva Volvamos a la Gente (FEN), was … Continue reading Early Childhood Conference (News and Research 61)