EDUCATION

GLOBAL EDUCATION DIGEST 2012

GLOBAL EDUCATION DIGEST 2012 Opportunities Lost: The Impact of Grade Repetition and Early School Leaving The latest edition of the Global Education Digest reveals the urgent need to address the high numbers of children repeating grades and leaving school before completing primary or lower secondary education. New data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) […]

Categories: AFRICA, EDUCATION

Survey of ICT and Education in Africa

These short reports provide general overviews of current activities and issues related to ICT use in education in individual African countries.

Categories: AFRICA, EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY

Africa paper: Marriage and childbirth as factors in school exit

This paper explores the potential importance of marriage and childbirth as determinants of school-leaving in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Free resource: Practical tips for teaching large classes

Athough the following UNESCO book is from Asia, the principles should be useful to give ideas for educators in Africa. Perhaps it can be adapted?

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Report: Double education crisis in Africa

Africa’s twin education crisis drains economies, fuels instability Africa’s twin education crisis is reinforcing inequalities and fuelling political instability, according to a new report published today by the Africa Progress Panel, referring to both the quality and quantity of African education. Between 2000 and 2009, the number of children out of school dropped from 42 […]

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African students go to UC Berkeley

MasterCard Foundation program brings Sub-Saharan African students to UC Berkeley By Gretchen Kell | Media Relations |  gkell@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-3136 For Broadcast: Roxanne Makasdjian |  roxannem@berkeley.edu, (510) 642-6051   Video of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars, African students Narissa Allibhai and Lilian Kabelle (video by Roxanne Makasdjian) September 26, 2012 Berkeley For Gift Betty Opar, a young woman from Kenya, it’s the gift of a lifetime, and one she […]

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African Schools Dominate Global Education Competition

A great attainment for African schools African schools won five out of the eight prizes on offer for the 2011 School Enterprise Challenge, a global competition for schools. This announcement coincides with the launch of the 2012 challenge, which opened for registration today. Organised by development charity, Teach A Man To Fish, this international competition […]

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African folktales still influence modern thought

This paper looks at the way that African folktales teach lessons about life, including moral issues which keeps them relevant to today and to all ages.

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Ghana : Musical village for orphans and street children

The Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation Announces Next Phase of Musical Village in Ghana for Orphans and Street Children to Launch in March Los Angeles, CA (February 29, 2012) The Brigitte and Bobby Sherman Children’s Foundation, an international humanitarian and development organization dedicated to caring for children orphaned by AIDS, civil warfare, disease or other […]

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Africa Tanzania : Involving children in education research

Following my own experience, I was interested to read on the communication Initiative about a study in Tanzania which has tried to involve children in an education research programme.

Categories: AFRICA, EDUCATION, PAPERS and REPORTS, RESEARCH, Tanzania

Educational Opportunities in Africa are Turning Brighter with Time

Today, Africa has come up with strong and positive developments in the educational arena. Owing to the initiation of the internet services, the option of distance learning has attained massive importance among the students of Africa.

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The Casamance Conflict in Senegal

The conflict in the Casamance region of southern Senegal has a personal interest to me.

Categories: AFRICA, EDUCATION, HISTORY, PAPERS and REPORTS, POLITICS, Senegal