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!
One great quote from the video clip: “In a system that is meant to teach and help the youth, there is no voice from the youth at all.” This is sadly very true about many education systems. Following on from my previous post Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms, the innovative and effective self-directed learning or […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]