As degrees become more commonplace, African graduates are struggling more to find jobs.
Global economic realities shouldn't deter African universities from continuing to push for massification. But they must do so armed with knowledge, lessons from elsewhere and strong funding models.
In 2015, one in five Australians aged between 16 and 24 spent at least a year out of employment, education or training.
Working life is becoming more fluid, if not precarious. We need to look at how our education systems are preparing young people for a changing workplace.
John’s the don.
The Scots thought their education system was world-beating, until the OECD started publishing rankings.
A year on from South Africa’s #feesmustfall protests, funding remains a hot issue.
Academia is being asked to do less for more, and universities are at financial breaking point. This has implications for all South Africans.
We have become collectively richer but much more unequal.
Australia has become collectively richer but much more unequal in recent decades.
Education groups need to make sure they use data to make useful comparisons that are in no way misleading.
The way the higher education sector uses data from the OECD is often technically correct, but substantively misleading.
Migrants have been accused of 'clogging up the NHS'. But where would the NHS be without them?
A street trader looks out from his store in Cape Town, South Africa. Defining people who earn US$2 a day as middle class doesn’t make sense.
Some economists have touted the rising middle class as a panacea for Africa's challenges. But a more realistic diagnosis of what makes up a middle class is needed.
‘Labor leader Bill Shorten was wrong to claim an immediate GDP boost from his party’s education policy.’
Both parties are proposing to spend more on education, yet there is no guarantee that either will lift outcomes substantially.
Australia is above the OECD average for some taxes, below average for others.
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Australian Council of Social Service chief Cassandra Goldie told Q&A that Australia is among the lowest-taxing countries in the OECD. Is that accurate?
South African companies aren’t doing enough when it comes to sustainability reporting.
Research shows that South African companies are neglecting the more challenging aspects of sustainability reporting.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn greets US President Barack Obama on his arrival in Ethiopia.
Between 1995 and 2013 the US provided about US$98 billion in aid to sub-Saharan Africa. But the country's economic and political reach is slowly declining.
China’s President Xi Jinping on a state visit to Zimbabwe.
The increasing importance of non-traditional donors such as China has meant that the economic and political stronghold of Western countries in sub-Sahara Africa has gradually ebbed.
Q&A panellists discuss equity and education on Monday, April 18, 2016.
Writer and social commentator Jane Caro told Q&A that Australia has one of the most unequal education systems in the OECD. Is that right?
Education standards in Australia are slipping.
International education tests reveal Australia has either stagnated or declined in many subject areas, including maths and science, while other countries have made big improvements. Why is this?
How do you do it then? British prime minister David Cameron visits a school in Singapore.
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Teenagers in Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong outperformed those in London, Madrid and Dubai.
Testing times: online exams produce different results to paper ones.
Some countries experienced big changes when the global test of 15-year-olds moved from paper to online.
Too many students are struggling to make the grade.
A new OECD report has put the spotlight on countries where teenagers struggle in maths, reading and science.
Why do immigrant kids perform poorly in school?
School and teacher attitudes have a lot to answer for when it comes to the achievement gap between immigrant and non-immigrant children.
Australia’s chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb, at the National Press Club in Canberra, in 2013.
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After almost five years, Ian Chubb today ends his role Australia's Chief Scientist. He's seen some challenging times with changing leadership and ministers but he believes Australia is in a better place.