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Kenya: Quality education dependent on competence and motivation of teachers

Africa/Kenya/01-12-2019/Author(a): Claire Wanja/Source: www.kbc.co.ke Quality education outcomes depend on the competence and motivation of teachers, the Country Manager of Twaweza East Africa, Dr. Emmanuel Manyasa has said. “I would rather have children under a tree with a competent and motivated teacher than in well-constructed classrooms without such a teacher,” Manyasa. Manyasa was speaking on the […]

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Zombie-based Learning?

North America/USA/27-10-2019/Author(a): Sofía García-Bullé/Source: observatory.tec.mx By: Sofía García-Bullé To escape a zombie apocalypse, one has to have notions of geography. Teaching geography is not easy. In previous articles we have covered the issue of the silent crisis of geographic illiteracy, especially when there is a growing need for professionals who can perform in fields of […]

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Pakistan: Political parties commit to increase education spending to 4pc of GDP

Pakistan/May 15, 2018/BY HAMID KHAN WAZIR/ Source: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk The leadership of almost all major political parties have signed reform agenda called “Charter for Education”, committing to increase the provincial and federal education spending to 4 per cent of the GDP, supported by substantial governance reforms to ensure that the allocated funds are spent effectively and transparently. The […]

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How A People-First Culture Is Transforming Education In India

India/May 08, 2018/By: Laura Garnett /Source: https://www.forbes.com Since 2005, when he became president and later CEO of HCL Technologies, Vineet Nayar has led a remarkable turnaround that saw the company triple its revenues and income growth. He wrote about this in his book, Employees First, Customer Second. The value-based leadership simultaneously resulted in the company being ranked by Hewitt […]

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Interview: 3 vital ways to measure how much a university education is worth

By The Associated Press (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Mark S. Schlissel, University of Michigan; Michael H. Schill, University of Oregon, and Michael V. Drake, The Ohio State University (THE CONVERSATION) Editor’s note: Today we begin a new series in which we ask the leaders […]

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UNESCO: One in every five children, adolescents and youth is out of school worldwide

UNESCO/March 06, 2018/Source: https://en.unesco.org New figures on the number of children out of school worldwide reveal that despite decades of efforts to get every child into the classroom, progress has come to a standstill. According to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), about 263 million children, adolescents and youth worldwide – one in every […]

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