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 Volunteer Experience in Ghana

Alex Medlicott International Volunteer alex_medlicott@hotmail.com Website: http://dreamafricacarefoundation.org . Abstract: I arrived in Ghana unsure of what to expect. I had done little research on the country and was completely unaware of the culture that I was about to become immersed in. I had arranged to volunteer with a local non-profit organisation, but I had absolutely […]

Teaching Literacy in Jamaica

Ines Boumaiza Université ParisV – Paris Descartes, Paris, France E-mail: ines.boumaiza@gmail.com . 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 […]

Face to Face: Global Understanding Through Personal and Virtual Contact

Judith Beth Cohen Professor, School of Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. Jcohen@lesley.edu . Abstract: Based on travel-study experiences in Ghana, Peru, South Africa and other sites, Cohen discusses the positive effects of short-term travel study immersion for students and faculty. Citing research studies that explore global attitudes of participants after such travel, Cohen makes a […]

A Critical Interview with Henry Giroux

Henry Giroux   JMBT: You´re considered as the father of a critical pedagogy. What is critical pedagogy for you?  HG: Actually, I am not the father of critical pedagogy. While I may have played a prominent role in its development, critical pedagogy emerged out of long series of educational struggles that extend from the work of Paulo […]

Pathfinder Project: New Ways To Access English for Blind Students in Argentina

  Francisco Ramón Barbarán Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas de Argentina e-mail: frbarbaran@yahoo.com.ar web: www.conicet.gov.ar   Guadalupe Eulalia Giroto Requejo Instituto Salteño de Intercambio Cultural Argentino-Norteamericano e-mail: guada_greq@hotmail.com web: www.isicana.org.ar Abstract: The aim of Project Pathfinder, to be implemented in ISICANA (Salteño Institute of Argentinean-North American Cultural Interchange) is to design an english […]

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