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Sports vs. schools: Brazilians protest government spending

Originally posted on World Education Blog:
By Nicole Comforto, EFA Global Monitoring Report Brazil has made great progress in improving its education system in recent years, but the current street protests provide a dramatic reminder that wide inequalities in education and society still need to be tackled. Protesters across the nation are calling for the…

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Eduction for All

New data out this week from Education For All Report and UNESCO shows that there are more  than 57 million children continue to be denied the right to primary education, almost half of whom will probably never enter a classroom. Additionally, international aid to basic education has fallen by 7 per cent!

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Our Education System

Sadly, I have not been able to write a post in a while so I thought I would share a cartoon picture that inspires me to continue doing what I love doing =)

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Young, educated and unemployed

Source: europarl.europa.eu via European on Pinterest

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WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

Originally posted on collaborative education:
I’ll admit that sometimes I can talk a big talk about collaborative education, but not have enough examples of effective and large scale collaboration in a classroom. But this example is one of the best instance of collaborative education that I’ve seen.  Here we have a real public school in…

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Evidence-based practice: why number-crunching tells only part of the story

Randomised Controlled Trials are a very good research method that can help radically reform education in order to meet the needs of the individual and society today. An excerpt from Rebecca Allen’s blog: “Social contexts change faster than evolution changes our bodies. Whilst I would guess that taking a paracetamol will still relieve a headache in […]

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Sir Ken Robinson – Changing Education Paradigms

With youth unemployment at an all-time high worldwide, it is seriously time to question all education systems and practices. Unfortunately too many education systems are based on what Sir Ken calls a “production line” mentality. Where we enter a system that should produce educated, enlightened and employable young people. We can see that these production […]

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34 Million!

Sadly on the 9th October, news broke around the world that 15 year old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a member of the Pakistani Taliban. Her crime?  Bravely advocating girls’ right to an education in her country. Two of Malala’s class mates also suffered injuries in the attack. Malala has been in […]

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Repetition, Repetition, Repetition!

Earlier this month Education Ministers of the European Union (EU) had an informal meeting in Cyprus to discuss education policy and economic development. The aim was to explore how investment in education can have a positive effect on economic development and help young people’s labour market prospects. Nobel Prize winner and Professor at The London School […]

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