Recent Blogs

The role of women in education systems in Africa

This blog post is the second for 2018 in a collaboration between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which began in 2017.

Nowadays, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political...

Disrupting the Status Quo to Address Illiteracy: The Global Book Alliance lights new paths to global literacy

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. 

Mother language education in Africa

This blog post is the first for the year 2018 of a series of collaborations that began in 2017 between ADEA and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). 

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...

Making the best standard practice in every class

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...

Innovating learning in Africa through comics and animations

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. In the words of Roy Okupe, the founder of Youneek Studios and producer of the African themed Superhero comic, E.X.O., “ten years ago if you released a superhero from Nigeria, I don't think anybody would care, but now that it's a popular industry, people want diversity”...

Changing Africa’s future by investing in our youth

This is the 16th blog post in a series of collaborations between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

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...

What does the African Education Research Database tell us about research in West Africa?

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

Using science to foster global understanding and peace

This is the 15th blog post in a series of collaborations between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). 

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...

How African policies are promoting gender equality in education

This is the 14th blog post in a series of collaborations between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). 

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...

The role of African teachers

This is the 13th blog post in a series of collaborations between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

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...

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