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    Should countries in Africa use PISA for development?

    Education International

    The short answer is no. Last month, I participated in a conference titled "Learning from Learning Assessments: The Politics and Policies of Attaining Quality Education" which was organized by NORRAG and the Brookings Institute. At the conference I engaged the audience in a discussion about two comp...

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    MOOCs: From Tsunami to Ripple

    Education International

    In 2012, John L. Hennessy, president of Stanford University, warned that technology was about to dramatically and irrevocably disrupt higher education. “There’s a tsunami coming,” he told The New Yorker. The quote was quickly picked up by pundits and futurists of all sorts arguing...

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    Human Rights and Values in Education

    Education International

    These days the news is full of stories of attacks on refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Hatred of ethnic, cultural and religious minorities is expressed more openly, not only by extremist groups, but also by politicians and on social media. This fuels discrimination towards and social exclusion...

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