Foundational learning

  • ADEATuesday, January 31, 2023 - 09:03 

    Today is International Education Day, a day set aside by the United Nations in 2018 to advocate for quality education and the importance of learning in addressing global learning challenges. On this day, ADEA joins global education stakeholders in advocacy and solidarity to draw attention to the learning crisis facing Africa.

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  • ADEATuesday, January 31, 2023 - 09:03 

    One in five primary school-age children in sub-Saharan Africa are out of school; their number is nearly as high as it was in 1990. Only two in three children in the region complete primary school by age 15. Among those who do, only 3 in 10 achieve the minimum proficiency level in reading, meaning that barely one in five children do so overall.

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  • ADEAWednesday, January 25, 2023 - 08:57 

    The 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi resulted in more than one million people being killed in 100 days and Rwanda became considered a failed state. Since then, Rwanda has steadily managed to move from an emergency phase into a development phase. Rwanda's education system has undergone significant change during the country’s national Vision 2020 (Republic of Rwanda, 2012). In 2015, the government drafted Vision 2050 (Republic of Rwanda, 2015), setting out a long-term strategic vision for the nation. Vision 2050 states that Rwanda's education system will be market driven and competence based.

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  • ADEAWednesday, January 25, 2023 - 08:58 

    The Spotlight Study: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC Spotlight Study) provides education partners with a fact-based diagnosis of the national education system, with a focus on basic education and foundational learning. It seeks to highlight the progress made within the system in relation to the impact of factors such as education vision, teaching and learning, teachers, leadership and management, assessment, parent and community intervention, and evaluation of basic education and foundational learning.

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  • ADEAWednesday, January 25, 2023 - 08:58 

    Access has been a historic strength of Ghana’s education system, although issues remain with over-age enrolment. While there is some recent encouraging progress in reading, basic education learning outcomes remain low. Since 2017, Ghana has embarked on an ambitious set of reforms, including development of teacher standards, introduction of a new curriculum, establishment of fee-free senior secondary education, an overhaul of pre-service teacher education and reforms to improve accountability and learning outcomes across basic schools.

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  • ADEAWednesday, January 25, 2023 - 08:59 

    The purpose of this report is to review progress and challenges related to basic education in Senegal. The report provides a solid argument for the application of measures that are likely to accelerate the achievement of targets 4.1 and 4.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a framework to which Senegal has committed. Using evidence on the education system, the report is also an advocacy tool for public decision makers, national and local actors, and technical and financial partners.

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