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Rights-Based Responses to Non-State Education Provision: A tentative typology and some critical reflections
The role of the private sector in education has become a very hot issue internationally and it has tended to lead to generalised and polarised statements rather than nuanced debates. Attempts...
Monday, January 18, 2016 - 13:12
Village Book leads to private sector school funding
Su Lu Ban village in the Dry Zone identified the construction of a primary school as the number one priority during the Village Book process.The rationale was, that the children would then not need...
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 11:15
Southern youth voices at the frontline of climate change
December 2015 is a critical moment for the world! Will we be able to save ourselves from the point of no return or will we continue as we are - people losing their livelihoods, homes and lives to...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 10:24
#FeesMustFall is not just about fees
By Pooven Moodley and Fatima Shabodien In 1994 we celebrated the successful liberation struggle that brought down the apartheid system and ushered in the dawn of democracy. We recalled the...
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 19:42
Education: The Great Equalizer & the inequalities of privatisation
After the Second World War, when most countries ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, momentum for universal literacy and public education was high. People saw education as the great...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 11:23
Investigating the cost of “free” primary education
Article by S A Hasan Al Farooque & Lin Yaung OoPhotograph by Kalika Bro-JorgensenEven though primary education is supposed to be free in Myanmar, parents face significant financial concerns when...
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 13:39
Oslo high level summit on Education for Development: initial reflections
The line-up was truly impressive: Ban Ki-moon, Malala Yousafzai, Gordon Brown, Julia Gillard, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from Pakistan, Prime Minister Sohlberg from Norway, countless Ministers and...
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 11:54
Julia Gillard visits ActionAid UK office
On 17th June Julia Gillard visited the Bowling Green Lane office of ActionAid UK. I invited her in her capacity as Chair of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) – on whose board I sit as an...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:24
Reflections on the World Education
The curtains have just fallen on the World Education Forum and suddenly the pressure has dropped, as for months civil society the world over has maintained a single-pointed focus on ensuring that...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 13:35
World Education Forum: Setting the Global Agenda for Education as a Human Right
In Incheon, South Korea, The World Education Forum (WEF) discussed the global education agenda for the next 15 years and concluded by adopting the Incheon Declaration. 1500 participants included more...
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 14:19