Columbus, China and private schooling (News and Research 64)

So Long Columbus - Latin Americas Sticks to Its Roots and Celebrates Indigenous Resistance The IMF says the vast majority of the communities across the continent continue to suffer discrimination, violence and poverty. In the recent years, the world has seen massive protests against the commemoration of Christopher Columbus Day on October 9 with many nations … Continue reading Columbus, China and private schooling (News and Research 64)

World Development Report: Learning to Realize Education’s Promise (News and Research 62)

The World Development Report 2018 (WDR 2018)—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the timing is excellent: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for … Continue reading World Development Report: Learning to Realize Education’s Promise (News and Research 62)

Investing in Teachers (News and Research 60)

Investing in Teachers Crucial to Improve Education in Indonesia: World Bank  The World Bank's senior director of education, Jaime Saavedra, said on Thursday (14/09) that Indonesia needs to reform and invest in the teaching profession for classroom learning to be more effective and the quality of education in the country to improve. "Teachers are still … Continue reading Investing in Teachers (News and Research 60)

Back to School: Why We Should Invest in Education (News and Research 58)

 Why We Should Invest in Education – Especially During Tough Economic Times What Works in Education to Get Economies Moving and to Sustain Growth? (Part 3) The insight that education is valuable both to individuals and to countries is not new. Using continuously improving data and statistical tools, we have come to understand and appreciate … Continue reading Back to School: Why We Should Invest in Education (News and Research 58)

News and Research 55: Remembering Gwang-Jo Kim

Remembering UNESCO Bangkok Director Gwang-Jo Kim (1955-2017) Gwang-Jo was a friend.  I feel honored to have worked with him at the World Bank. He was the first Korean to join us as part of a secondment program.  A better representative could not have been chosen.  He excelled and everyone around him benefited.  We worked on several … Continue reading News and Research 55: Remembering Gwang-Jo Kim

News and Research 54: Gwang-Jo Kim

 Gwang Jo Kim, A Steward of Peace The flaw of averages  A high-school dropout turned Harvard professor is inspiring Silicon Valley’s efforts to overhaul America’s schools... Tapping the potential of Indonesia’s Village Law to increase quality of Early Childhood Education  Indonesia continues to make strides in expanding access to early childhood education (ECE) across its … Continue reading News and Research 54: Gwang-Jo Kim