Articles Posted in the " EFA " Category

  • Efficient Learning for the Poor

    Efficient Learning for the Poor

    Insights from the Frontier of Cognitive Neuroscience. Cognitive psychology and neuroscience offer a framework for policy advice on improving poor students’ learning. The research is evolving and has limitations. In some areas it has concrete and counter intuitive implications, whereas in others it...


  • Home Language and Education in the Developing World

    Home Language and Education in the Developing World

    Background paper prepared for the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2009 Overcoming Inequality: why governance matters In this report the relationship between the language spoken at home and educational attendance and attainment is studied for 26 developing countries from all...


  • Making Schools Inclusive

    How change can happen – Save the Children’s experience. This book is about how non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can help school systems in developing countries become more inclusive. It shares experience of developing tools and approaches that have improved education for...


  • Literacy Initiative For Empowerment (LIFE) 2010

    Regional Mid-term Evaluation. According to the EFA Global Monitoring Report 20111, there were an estimated 796 million illiterate adults worldwide in 2008, more than half of them living in South and West Asia. Two thirds are girls and women. Many...


  • Language and education: the missing link

    Language and education: the missing link

    How the language used in schools threatens the achievement of Education For All. Why are children’s learning levels in many countries so far below expectations? Why do so many children fail to complete school, despite efforts to improve the quality...


  • Education First

    Education First

    An initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General. It is time for the international community to face the fact that we have a crisis in education. We must be clear that if children are forced out of school, their governments and communities are...


  • The End of Decade Notes on Education for All: Goal 1

    The End of Decade Notes on Education for All: Goal 1

    Early Childhood Care and Education. This Asia-Pacific End of Decade Note on Education for All Goal 1 on early childhood care and education starts with an examination of five themes in the Asia-Pacific region: 1. Policy-making 2. Access for vulnerable...


  • Improving the quality of education in low-income countries

    Improving the quality of education in low-income countries

    Advice from cognitive psychology research. The international Education for All initiative to bring about universal primary education has resulted in large enrollment increases in lower-income countries, but learning outcomes are limited. The available resources and methods often fail to teach...


  • Policy Guidelines on Inclusion in Education

    Policy Guidelines on Inclusion in Education

    Substantial progress has been made in achieving the Education for All goals as evidenced by the increase in access and enrollment rates in many countries and regions. Nevertheless, it is evident that new strategies and methods must be adopted to...


  • Expanding Educational Opportunity in Linguistically Diverse Societies

    Expanding Educational Opportunity in Linguistically Diverse Societies

    The purpose of this report is to provide a background that will encourage those working in international education to confront directly what many consider “language problems” by considering the effectiveness and feasibility of initial education in the mother tongue or...