Recent Blogs

▸ Published on 23 February 2018

▸ Author(s): Linda Hiebert

On February 21st, celebrations of International Mother Language Day remind us that the human family speaks approximately 7,000 languages. What magnificent diversity - more than 7,000 words for “love,” “child,” “rain.” More than 7,000 ways for children to express their aspirations and experiences.

▸ Published on 22 February 2018

▸ Author(s): Rémy Habou

International Mother Language Day – proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999 – has been celebrated every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, as well as multilingualism.

▸ Published on 26 January 2018

▸ Author(s): Steve Cantrell

Maggie Moore’s pupils learn more and faster for three simple reasons: time, resources, and support. Bridge helps her by providing adequate instructional time, quality instructional materials, and explicit guidance for her teaching. Bridge is designed to deliver a consistent, high-quality education to all students. So, while Maggie Moore is certainly special, every one of her colleagues receives this same backing...

▸ Published on 18 December 2017

▸ Author(s): Chimezie Anajama

The indigenous comic and cartoon industry in Africa has continued to evolve and make commendable strides despite its early days riddled with under-representation, low quality, low visibility and other issues that battle a new creative industry within the continent. 2015, it seems, was the peak of its global attention.

▸ Published on 07 December 2017

▸ Author(s): Maya Soonarane

The early years of life are a time of immense hope and possibility for young children and their families and for nations as a whole.  Conversely it is also a time of particular risk for children living in the most adverse circumstances. The ever-evolving science of early development tells us that the brain of the infant is primed to develop faster in the first 1,000 days than at any other time during their lifetime.

▸ Published on 30 November 2017

▸ Author(s): Pauline Rose, Rafael Mitchell

As experts gather at a Conference – “Education in Burkina Faso: Progress, Current Challenges and Prospects” – hosted by the Education Research Network in Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou on 29th – 1st December 2017, this blog outlines what we know about research on education in the countries represented.

▸ Published on 10 November 2017

▸ Author(s): Joseph Kennedy Karanja Thuo, Mary Wakhaya Sichangi

Science is the key to a prosperous future. Since its proclamation by the UNESCO General Conference (Resolution 31C/ 20) in 2001, World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated all over the world to demonstrate why science is relevant to people’s daily lives and to engage them in debates on related issues.

▸ Published on 11 October 2017

▸ Author(s): Hendrina Chalwe Doroba

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl (IDG), to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

▸ Published on 05 October 2017

▸ Author(s): Gertrude Tafadzwa Bvindi, Michael Tusiime Rwibasira

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on October 5 since 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, a main reference framework for addressing teachers’ rights and responsibilities on a global scale.

▸ Published on 21 September 2017

▸ Author(s): Charles Gitau Mwaniki

The International Day of Peace – a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples – is observed around the world on 21 September. The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” Education is a core element of peace.

▸ Published on 19 September 2017

▸ Author(s): Rafael Mitchell, Pauline Rose

A strong evidence-base is needed to inform decision-making on educational policy and practice in sub-Saharan Africa in order to achieve national, regional and global goals, including the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25), the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

▸ Published on 08 September 2017

▸ Author(s): Rémy Habou

There is a need to improve literacy to achieve the higher goal of better meeting the demand for education for children and adults. Training structures at all levels need to ensure there is always a built-in link between literacy/training and students' professional activities, including the different elements of their environment.