Tag: education

How do we move from getting kids into school to actually educating them? Provocative new book by Lant Pritchett

I approached Lant Pritchett’s new book ‘The Rebirth of Education’ with glee and trepidation. Glee because Lant is one of the smartest, wittiest and best writers and thinkers on development. Trepidation because this issue is an intellectual minefield of Somme-like proportions (remember the epic Kevin Watkins v Justin Sandefur battle?). And sure enough, Lant took […]

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What Can Vietnam’s excellent schools teach us about education quality and equality?

This guest post comes from Jo Boyden, Director of the Young Lives study at Oxford University’s Department of International Development. Alongside economic growth, the huge dash for education is fuelling massive expectations among the swelling youth populations in developing countries. Dramatic expansion of education systems over the past few decades has been accompanied by an […]

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Some Monday Morning Inspiration: Malala Yousafzai at the UN

Moving and astonishingly confident speech at the UN last week by Malala Yousafzai on the UN-declared ‘Malala Day‘ (12 July – her birthday). Think we’ll be hearing a lot more from her – a future president? Here’s the film my sister-in-law Mary Matheson made for Plan International to celebrate Malala’s birthday (which got shown at the […]

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How can South Africa promote citizenship and accountability? A conversation with some state planners

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India's fight for the right to education

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Day of the Girl (and a small revolution in the birthplace of humanity)

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Campaigning on education and the Robin Hood Tax (and wise counsel from Dilbert)

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Education wonkwar: the final salvo. Kevin Watkins responds to Justin Sandefur on public v private (and the reader poll is still open)

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Private schools or public? Justin Sandefur responds to Kevin Watkins (and this time you can vote)

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Holding out for the super-voucher: Kevin Watkins responds to Justin Sandefur on private v public education

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