Big education tests come with serious side effects, research shows.
While large-scale education assessments, such as the PISA, are meant to show how education systems are faring around the world, evidence shows these assessments come with a host of problems.
Students listen to their teacher, Shuma Das, at the Sahabatpur Daspara Ananda school in Sahabatpur village, Bangladesh in 2016.
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Research from around the world shows that boosting teacher pay can lead to better student learning, but only if it's accompanied by other things.
Thousands of schools have been targeted and destroyed as part of the Syrian conflict.
Schools and students are often targeted during times of armed conflict. Abducted children can be recruited as soldiers and schools are ideal locations for military headquarters.
Educafro, a Brazilian black activist movement, protested in 2012 to demand more affirmative action programs for higher education.
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'Positive discrimination' policies around the world are on the rise. What might other countries teach the U.S. about attaining racial, economic and gender equality in higher education?
Is east Asia really the top dog when it comes to education?
... and why our analysis is a much fairer comparison.
The right to a better future.
A report tracking progress on new global education goals shows how far there is to go.
A third of adults in the OECD now have a university degree.
Prayers at school in Kashmir. Education quality around the world is now under the spotlight.
Discussions at the World Education Forum in South Korea will shape the future of millions of young people.
If not, you may be left out.
Universities and schools across the globe are offering an increasing number of courses taught in English. Parents and politicians alike are pushing for this change as English is considered a worldwide…
Class one – how much you owe us.
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Sweeping changes to the way student visas are allocated have been recommended by the House of Lords science and technology select committee. It is the sixth time the government has been given such steers…
By definition, corruption is any type of deviation from an ideal. Ideals, as well as ideas, are core business for higher education. So when we fall short it matters. Reputation is becoming ever more important…