A dangerous experiment:

Skills gap So where do we go from here? The answer is simple. Instead of cutting funding for our higher education, the UK needs to invest. The report, Further Higher? Tertiary education and growth in the UK's new economy, commissioned by UCU and carried out by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), ma...

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The Québec Maple Spring:

Education International

The term, ‘Maple spring’ refers to the Canadian practice – after a harsh winter - of collecting maple sap in Springtime to make delicious syrup. Like the sap that flows in the veins of maple trees, thousands of students invaded the major arteries of our cities to make their voices heard, loud and clear! Underst...

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Early Childhood Education

Education International

ECE on the global agenda While ECE has quite a long history in some countries, it is relatively new as an educational service in many others. The World Declaration on Education for All (EFA) at Jomtien, Thaïland, in 1990, introduced the idea that “learning begins at birth”, anchoring ECE as an integral part of...

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Quality-Ed project

Education International

Guidelines towards the development of teacher competence profiles Following the above pilots and an international study on teacher competencies and standards, EI and Oxfam Novib recently developed ‘Guidelines Towards a Competence Profile for Primary Teachers’. The guidelines are designed to be a dynamic tool, mainly...

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