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Research

  1. Standards and working conditions

    The global status of teachers and the teaching profession

    Nelly P. Stromquist

    26 September 2018

    The Global Status of Teachers and the Teaching Profession is a crucial read, as it describes and quantifies the challenges teachers face worldwide, but also delineates a path towards a more sustainable future. This ground-breaking global report presents the voice of teachers across all levels of education from early childhood,...

    The global status of teachers and the teaching profession
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  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    The privatisation of education in Argentina

    by Myriam Feldfeber, Adriana Puiggrós, Susan Robertson and Miguel Duhalde

    25 September 2018

    The research provides an overview of the processes driving the privatisation of education and their impact on quality and equity in Argentina’s public education system. The research project is a joint endeavour between a team of academics and researchers including Argentinian researchers Myriam Feldfeber and Adriana Puiggros and Cambridge University...

    The privatisation of education in Argentina
    1. Report (in Spanish)
    2. Summary
  3. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East: is it a game changer?

    Keith Lewin

    20 September 2018

    The Education Commission and The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment have plans to establish a $1 billion Education Outcomes Fund for Africa and the Middle East (EOF), which they claim will be a ‘game changing initiative to drive results in education’. The financing mechanism will pool grants to commission...

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  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Quality and equalities: a comparative study of public and low-cost private schools in Lagos

    Elaine Unterhalter

    16 May 2018

    One of the greatest challenges facing Nigeria is rebuilding high-quality, free public education for all. State promises on this date back to the 1973 National Pledge and have been repeated in policies and declarations. However, repeated failures to fulfil these promises has led to private sector intervention, and the commercialisation...

    Quality and equalities: a comparative study of public and low-cost private schools in Lagos
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  5. Equity and inclusion

    Education: Hope for newcomers in Europe

    Nihad Bunar

    28 February 2018

    The aim of this volume is to bring together experiences from four European countries, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden, on how they have organised the reception of newly-arrived children in their schools, which challenges they face, what are the opportunities, where the support comes from and it has failed to...

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  6. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Commercialisation in public schooling - An Australian study

    Bob Lingard, Sam Sellar, Anna Hogan, Greg Thompson

    20 December 2017

    The Commercialisation in Public Schooling project explores the extent and character of commercialisation in Australian public schooling. The study also documents the structural conditions, as well as political values, which enable this.

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  7. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    What educators need to know about global trade deals

    Susan Robertson

    14 December 2017

    The EI study What Educators Need to Know About Global Trade Deals explores the economic, political and social conditions, development agendas, combinations of actors and regulatory instruments, which together have challenged the idea of, and conditions for, education as a public service and a human right by locking in a...

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  8. Equity and inclusion

    The journey of hope: Education for refugee and unaccompanied children in Italy

    Sonia Grigt

    30 November 2017

    The Italian legal framework provides a high level of protection for asylum-seeking and unaccompanied minors and a noticeably inclusive approach concerning the integration of these children into the education system. That said, recent developments of the immigration legal framework concerning unaccompanied minors and its impact on the fulfilment of their...

    The journey of hope: Education for refugee and unaccompanied children in Italy
    1. The journey of hope
    2. Il viaggio della speranza
  9. Equity and inclusion

    Spain: Hope through diversity

    Begoña López Cuesta

    29 November 2017

    Spanish legislation provides for the right of refugees to education and international protection. In practice, however, the absence of a legal framework and institutional infrastructure specifically designed to identify the needs of this target group and provide an appropriate response runs counter to this formal recognition.

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  10. Equity and inclusion

    Opportunities and hope through education: How German schools include refugees

    Dita Vogel, Elina Stock

    28 November 2017

    The Federal Republic of Germany has always been heavily influenced by migration, both of a permanent and temporary nature. Despite high levels of immigration, government policies did not consider Germany a country of immigration until the new residence law that came into force in 2005. Since then, immigration is no...

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  11. Equity and inclusion

    Newcomers: Hope in a cold climate

    Nihad Bunar

    31 October 2017

    The aim of this article is to describe and analyse major patterns of response from Swedish authorities and institutions towards newly arrived, asylum-seeking and refugee children during the last decade.

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  12. Standards and working conditions

    Twenty years later: International efforts to protect the rights of higher education teaching personnel remain insufficient

    Nelly P. Stromquist

    18 October 2017

    The prevailing discourse on higher education has raised a voice concerning quality, equality, and equity—all centered on students. Surprisingly, such discussions have remained relatively silent on another set of actors crucial to the teaching/learning process: higher education personnel.

    Twenty years later: International efforts to protect the rights of higher education teaching personnel remain insufficient
    1. Report
    2. Summary
  13. Equity and inclusion

    The privatisation of education in Uruguay

    Eloísa Bordoli, Pablo Martinis, Mauro Moschetti, Stefanía Conde and Marcelo Alfonzo

    29 September 2017

    Over the last few decades, pro-privatisation policies have taken a central place in many processes of educational reform on a global scale. In Latin America, these policies have assumed a key role in educational reform processes, especially since the 1990s.

    The privatisation of education in Uruguay
    1. Report (in Spanish)
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4

    Practices, challenges and future prospects in the recruitment and training of teachers in Ethiopia

    Dr. Eric Daniel Ananga and Dr. Emmanuel M. J. Tamanja

    14 September 2017

    The study assesses the current practices, future prospects and challenges in the recruitment, selection, and training of the first cycle primary school teachers’ training policy of Ethiopia and puts forward policy recommendations.

    Practices, challenges and future prospects in the recruitment and training of teachers in Ethiopia
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  15. Equity and inclusion

    Managing the effects of large class sizes on quality education in Ghana

    12 September 2017

    The study aims to identify actual class sizes as against the required size by education providers and policy makers. Further, the study also examines the possible causes and effects of large class sizes. Finally, this study identifies possible ways of managing large class sizes in the Ghanaian education system from...

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  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    Nepal: Patterns of privatisation in education

    Pramod Bhatta and Tejendra Pherali

    6 September 2017

    This research provides an overview of the trajectories and forms of education privatisation in Nepal, with a special focus on low-fee and chain schools. In doing so, it seeks to contribute to the ongoing, critical debate about the relationships between students’ rights to quality education, teachers’ rights to quality working...

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  17. Fighting the commercialisation of education

    We the educators

    10 August 2017

    The objective of this literature review was exploratory in nature, and because of the depth of the literature (both academic and non-academic) available on standardisation, personalisation and privatisation, this review focuses primarily on scholarly articles and books published in the past decade.

    We the educators
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