2016 International #Literacy Prizes award ceremony marks 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day

On the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 8 September, the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova will award this year’s UNESCO International Literacy Prizes to five innovative programmes from India, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand and Viet Nam. The awards, to be presented in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, are attributed to projects in line […]

2015 #EFA #Gender Report: Less than half of countries have achieved gender parity in #education 

A new Gender Report compiled by UNESCO’s EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) for International Day of the Girl Child, shows that fewer than half of countries – of which none in sub-Saharan Africa – have achieved the goal of gender parity in both primary and secondary education, even though all were supposed to achieve it […]

Education for All 2000-2015: Only a Third of Countries Reached Global Education Goals

 Just one third of countries have achieved all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in 2000. Only half of all countries have achieved the most watched goal of universal primary enrolment. An extra $22 billion a year is needed on top of already ambitious government contributions in order to ensure we achieve […]

A Reflection on War and Peace for International Peace Day

. Prof. Dr. Greg Simons Institutional Filiation: Uppsala University, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies e-mail: [email protected]  . This is intended as a reflection on peace, its cultivation and its greater significance. International Peace Day, which is celebrated on the 21st of September each year, is a highly symbolic and value rich event. In […]

Teaching Literacy in Jamaica

Ines Boumaiza Université ParisV – Paris Descartes, Paris, France E-mail: [email protected] . Abstract: Jamaica is a country of extremes. On the one hand, wealthy Jamaicans enjoy a modern, Western lifestyle. On the other hand, the poorest people in society, that is to say about 16% of Jamaicans, live below the poverty line. Although the abolition of […]

END 2014 – International Conference on Education and New Developments 2014

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS END 2014 – International Conference on Education and New Developments 2014 28 – 30 of June 2014  Madrid, Spain www.end-educationconference.org       = Important Dates (1st Call Extension) = Abstract submissions: 21 March 2014 Authors’ notifications: 21 April 2014 Registration: until 19 May 2014 =Keynote Speaker= Professor Hanna David, PhD Tel […]

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Let’s Stand Up: Global Education through Song. A song to celebrate inclusion and diversity

www.onemoretime.biz This exciting new approach to global learning through song has been produced as a result of collaboration between former headteacher Brian Beresford and Andrew Simpson, an experienced teacher who also provides teaching resources through his work for the BBC. The eye-catching cover features the artistic talent of Matthew McCrea, a Lancashire Primary School pupil. […]

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