Skills, Youth and COVID-19

News and Research 233 Georgia Launches New Information Portal to Support and Improve its Vocational Education and Training Sector | A newly revamped website, VET.ge, will serve as a hub and one-stop shop for information on new developments, data and statistics, best practices, government policies, and latest trends in Georgia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector.Continue reading “Skills, Youth and COVID-19”

Impact of the Poland Education Reforms – and other news

News and Research 231 North Macedonia: Education Ministry: Proposed reforms are in line with World Bank recommendations.. COVID-19 Response: Europe & Central Asia: Tertiary Education |  Lucia Brajkovic, Assel Mukhametzhanova, Denis Nikolaev, Polina Zavalina | This Note offers recommendations in 11 key areas to policy makers at the national, regional and institutional level on howContinue reading “Impact of the Poland Education Reforms – and other news”

Tertiary Education and COVID-19

The World Bank’s Tertiary Education Projects in Europe and Central Asia are Supporting Efforts to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic (News and Research 228) The average private return to tertiary education is just over 15 percent.  It is 10 percent in Europe and Central Asia, but increasing over time, despite substantial enrollment increases. Therefore, itContinue reading “Tertiary Education and COVID-19”

“Teaching Should Be the Most Prestigious Profession in Society”

News and Research 227 Teaching should be the most prestigious profession in society – Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Uzbekistan Read@Home: Effective partnerships to reach vulnerable children in North Macedonia | Bojana Naceva Martin Galevski Melissa Kelly | Reading can transport children to new worlds and strong reading skills are essential to succeed in school.  WhenContinue reading ““Teaching Should Be the Most Prestigious Profession in Society””

Promoting Parental Participation in Education (News and Research 226)

Promoting parental involvement in schools: Evidence from Mexico (News and Research 226) Promoting parental involvement in schools: Evidence from Mexico Felipe Barrera-Osorio | Paul Gertler | Nozomi Nakajima | Harry Patrinos Group-based interventions can increase parental engagement in school, change parents’ behavior at home and improve children’s behavior in school Parents play an important roleContinue reading “Promoting Parental Participation in Education (News and Research 226)”

Math and Science Performance of Students at the Global Level

Math and Science Performance of Students at the Global Level[1] Last week, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) released the seventh installment of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). TIMSS 2019 was conducted at the fourth and eighth grades in 64 countries and 8 benchmarking systems by 580,000Continue reading “Math and Science Performance of Students at the Global Level”

The COVID Slide in Education

The COVID Slide in Education (News and Research 225) New World Bank Program to Support Vulnerable Children, Empower Teachers in North Macedonia: “Skills formation starts early in life and education is ‘path-dependent,’ meaning that access to higher quality education from the very beginning is vital for equipping students with the necessary foundational skills to continueContinue reading “The COVID Slide in Education”