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Call for Papers: JEiE Special Issue on Education and Peacebuilding

22 June 2016

The Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE) is planning a special issue on peacebuilding, scheduled for publication in the spring of 2017. For this issue, JEiE calls for papers that focus on issues related to education and peacebuilding in emergency settings, broadly conceived. We welcome both theoretical and empirical research articles that address topics surrounding education and ...

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The Brightest Hope - Jephthah

28 July 2016

This post is part of a blog series featuring essays from the Education in Emergencies Essay Contest, which was organized by INEE and the UN Secretary-General's Global Education First Initiative. INEE received 720 essay entries from 52 countries in four languages, from authors between the ages of seven and 68. Twelve of these essays made ...

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The eAtlas for Education 2030 – Global and thematic indicators at your fingertips

19 July 2016

This article was originally published by Silvia Montoya on July 19, 2016 by Global Partnership for Education. More and better data is needed to target every policy and dollar invested in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. I have just returned from the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, where the pressure is on to ensure that no-one is “left behind&...

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We have a heavy workload: 263 million children and youth are out of school

15 July 2016

Originally posted on 15 July 2016 by GEM Report Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Aaron Benavot, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report We have known for years that there are far too many primary-age children out of school: the stagnating numbers have been there for all to see. Far less has been known about ...

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Creating new opportunities through sports: A life-changing experience

13 July 2016

by Suzan El-Loulou, Beirut, 2016 Palestine Association for Children's Encouragement of Sports (PACES) was established in 2007 to fund and develop essential sports programs for Palestinian children: for boys who would otherwise be on the streets with nothing to do and therefore exposed to potential extremism, violence, and radicalization, and for girls who would feel marginalized and not empowered.&...

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UN resolution urges States to regulate education providers and support public education

11 July 2016

More than 20 organisations around the world - from Amnesty International and Oxfam, to RTE Forum in India and the Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education - signed a statement celebrating a new historic resolution from the Human Rights Council confirming State's commitment to support public education and regulate all education providers to realise the right ...

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“(Mis-)Educating the Ghettoes of our world” – is there a Collective Neglect of the Role of Education

27 June 2016

This article was originally published on June 27th, 2016 by NORRAG NEWSbite. By Mieke Lopes Cardozo, University of Amsterdam; Jovana Carapic, Small Arms Survey, Geneva; Joost Monks, NORRAG Violent cities: the ghettoes of our world? The world is less peaceful today than it was in 2008, is indicated by the results of the 2015 Global Peace Index. Regardless of the global, regional and ...

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Some Reflections on the Risks that Public-Private Partnerships Pose for the Right to Education

23 June 2016

by Maria Ron Balsera - @RTEProject This article was originally published on 23 June 2016 by Right to Education Project.   Public-Private Partnership (PPP) is an umbrella term that refers to the arrangement between a government and one or more private actors to provide a service, in this case, education. This arrangement is normally formalised by a contract that specifies the ...

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A Framework to Assess the Role of Non-State Actors in Education against Human Rights

23 June 2016

by Delphine Dorsi - @RTEproject This article was originally published on 23 June 2016 by Right to Education Project.   Non-State actors’ involvement in education has increased in many parts of the world over the past three decades, and private education is being promoted and explored by some education stakeholders as a solution to a lack of sufficient public provision ...

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When is state funding of private schools a violation of human rights?

23 June 2016

by Sylvain Aubry, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights  This article was orignially published on 23 June 2016 by World Education Blog.   The announcement at the beginning of the year by the Ministry of Education of Liberia of its intention to outsource the management of all its pre-primary and primary schools to private providers has spurred&...

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