A Global Dataset on Education Quality (News and Research 75)

Presenting A Global Dataset on Education Quality at the ASSA Conference in Philadelphia, January 6, 2018. The American Economic Association (AEA), in conjunction with 58 associations in related disciplines known as the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA), holds a three-day meeting each January to present papers on general economics topics. The event which is the … Continue reading A Global Dataset on Education Quality (News and Research 75)

A time-tested education model for a high tech future (News and Research 74)

How a time-tested education model can prepare students for a high tech future I believe that people who are constantly on the lookout for new models of education should also look to the past at something that was started over 40 years ago. In the 1970s, the “New School” model was born in rural Colombia.  New … Continue reading A time-tested education model for a high tech future (News and Research 74)

Developing Socioemotional Skills for the Philippines Labor Market (News and Research 70)

Developing Socioemotional Skills for the Philippines Labor Market Although the Philippines has achieved remarkable progress in raising the education level of its labor force, the standard proxy for educational attainment—years of formal schooling—is increasingly inadequate as a measure of workforce skills. About one-third of employers’ report being unable to fill vacancies because of a lack … Continue reading Developing Socioemotional Skills for the Philippines Labor Market (News and Research 70)

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)