FULL LIST OF EDUCATION

BLOG: Inadequate Careers Advice in Many Schools is Exacerbating Skills Gap, July 2016

Youth Employment UK

Inadequate careers guidance in many English schools is exacerbating skills shortages and having a negative impact on the country’s productivity, the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy (ESE) has concluded in a report published today. The Sub-Committee urges the Government to incentivise schools to improve, which includes Ofsted downgrading those where careers provision is sub-standard.

BLOG: University Degrees are not the Answer for Africa’s Unemployed Youth, June 2016

Quartz Africa

As a child, my friend Fola was good at math and excelled in the sciences and he wanted to be an engineer. But losing both his parents before the age of 15 changed everything. He was forced to adapt to a new and limited scope of opportunities available to him, both academically and financially. As he did, he learned how to deal with the trauma, adversity and setbacks and he built a high level of resilience. There are so many people like Fola who are bright and motivated, but due to challenging circumstances may not have a typical CV or resumé listing the universities they attended and the financial firms where they’ve worked.

BLOG: Selling Entrepreneurship to a Million Students, April 2016

Devex

It’s Friday afternoon at Iganga High School in Eastern Uganda, but the students aren’t thinking about the weekend. One group sinks their hands into a papier mâché paste, another stirs a foamy liquid. This is no art project or science lesson; it’s business. The end products — egg trays and soap, respectively — will provide an income for some pupils. The students here are learning from a unique curriculum developed by Educate!, a social enterprise that helps young Ugandans start businesses while in school, through a combination of weekly classes, mentoring, business clubs and teacher training. 

BLOG: Syrian Youth Volunteers Innovate to Educate Children, May 2016

Children of Syria

Bilal, along with hundreds of Syrian youth, volunteers with UNICEF’s education campaign promoting ‘Curriculum B’ – a new learning programme specifically designed for students who have missed out on education due to violence or displacement.  This innovative fast-tracked learning programme combines each two educational levels in one year, cutting the required years of education in half and allowing children to catch up with their peers.

INTERNSHIP: Voices Of Youth Blogging Internship, May 2016

Voices Of Youth

The 3-month internship, starting in June 2016, offers you (young people aged 14-24) an opportunity to develop your writing, research and critical thinking skills and allows you to connect with other engaged young people around the world in global dialogue. During the internship, you are supervised by a VOY Community Manager, who will provide tips and tricks on how to write good blog posts. The internship is done by remote participation, which means that interns are not required to travel anywhere.

BLOG: Meet the Young CEO Launching Teach For Ghana, February 2016

Devex

Teach For All partner organizations, such as Teach For America, Teach For India and now Teach For Ghana, are bound together by the philosophy that recruiting top talent from diverse backgrounds into the teaching profession for at least two years fosters high quality leadership in education and contributes to ending educational inequity. Proponents of the model stress that it provides an avenue for motivated and high potential candidates to start careers in teaching.

BLOG: What The U.S. Can Learn From the Way Germany Trains Its Workforce, April 2016

Fast Company

Germany boasts a highly skilled industrial labor force, thanks in large part to a system of vocational training that the U.S. abandoned. The dual education system also contributes to the low levels of youth unemployment in Germany relative to other advanced economies. And while it’s hardly the only factor, the combination of vocational education and apprenticeships ensures the country a steady supply of superbly trained workers—which is one reason why German industries have dominated the development of the Chinese infrastructure, for instance.

BLOG: Do Young People Hold the Key to Ending Poverty? April 2016

Mail & Guardian, World Economic Forum

Africa is the richest continent in natural resources in the world. It also has the youngest population, with more than 65% of its people younger than 30 and 200-million of them aged between 15 and 24. By 2045, this figure is forecast to double and Africa will have the largest workforce in the world, surpassing both China and India. Yet it is this burgeoning, youthful population that is crippled by poverty. While Africa’s young people constitute about 40% of the continent’s working-age population, they make up 60% of the total unemployed population.

BLOG: Obama Hails Young Inquiring Minds at His Final White House Science Fair, April 2016

The New York Times

Six White House Science Fairs later, Obama hailed an amazing new collection of young minds yesterday. It’s been heartening to see how this administration, despite funding blockades by Republican lawmakers,  has never flagged in its push for better science education as a path to renewing a culture of innovation. (Substantial credit is almost assuredly due John P. Holdren, the president’s science adviser.)

REPORT: Millions Learning, Scaling up Quality Education in Developing Countries, April 2016

The Brookings Institution

Millions Learning: Scaling up quality education in developing countries tells the story of where and how quality education has scaled in low- and middle-income countries. The story emerges from wide-ranging research on scaling and learning, including 14 in-depth case studies from around the globe. Ultimately, Millions Learning finds that from the slums of New Delhi to the rainforest in Brazil, transformational change in children’s learning is happening at large scale in many places around the world. We find that successful scaling of quality learning often occurs when new approaches and ideas are allowed to develop and grow on the margins and then spread to reach many more children and youth.

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