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The Education Network's Newsletter October 2013


After-Work Meeting in the Education Network Wednesday 25th September about 'Quality in education with a focus on language and learning outcomes' was well visited with 26 participants. Three presentations from Karina Kleivan, Ingunn Samdal Vikene and Jette Luna gave valuable inspiration and new focus on language as part of quality teaching. It was followed by questions and a lively discussion. See minutes from the meeting here. 

Next event in the Education Network will be a after-work meeting about privatization Thursday 31st October from 16.00 - 18.00 at IBIS, Vesterbrogade 2 B. Antoni Verger from University of Barcelona will introduce varíous models of privatization and discuss privatiation versus public good. Although the biggest gains in education in recent years have occurred when governments have eliminated user fees – leading to tens of millions of children enrolling in school for the first time - children who otherwise could not afford to go to school when even modest fees were charged. Thus, this after-work meeting will focus on whether it is appropriate to use taxpayers / public money to support profit making by private providers. 


On Track for a Change? Danish Civil Society Rally 2013
What is the future role of civil society? On Sunday 27. – Monday 28. October you can be inspired, engage in dialogue and gain a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities civil society will face in the coming decade. Participate in the Danish Civil Society Rally 2013 and have your opinion on our role as global citizens of the future heard.
Download the invitation here.

World Teachers' Day
Remember the World Teachers' Day 5. october. Read more and register your celebration here.

Education transformes lives
Education has unrivalled power to reduce extreme poverty and boost wider Development goals, according to highligts pre-released from UNESCO's next Eduvation for All Global Monitoring report. The analysis is released ahead of the UN General Assembly discussions on the post-2015 Development agenda. THe highlights provide fresh proof that investing in education, especially for girls, alleviates extreme poverty through securing substantial benefits for Health and productivity, as well as democratic participation and women's empowerment. To unlock education's transformative power. however, new Development goals must go further to ensure that all children benefit equally not only from primary education but also from good quality schooling. See full report:

Investment in Global Education is a Strategic Imperative for Business
As national and international businesses increasingly compete for the best graduates in emerging market economies, skilled young people are rapidly migrating from Asia, Africa, and Latin America to provide much needed talent in the face of aging workforces in Europe and North America. It is clear that the skills and talents of youth in the global south will be the engines of the world’s future growth and prosperity. But, critically, an education crisis in these regions threatens this very possibility.
A report has been made onthe issue - you can read a summary of it here and download the entire report here.

Strenghtening TVET Teacher Education
As part of its mission to support the global development of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and fostering interaction and learning among TVET stakeholders from all over the world, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre hosts the UNEVOC e-Forum, a virtual community of TVET experts from around the world who share information and knowledge about different aspects of TVET. To further promote focused debates on crucial themes in TVET, the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre introduced the moderator-driven e-Forum discussions. Through these discussions, UNESCO-UNEVOC aims to enhance awareness and encourage wider debate and understanding, including the sharing of promising practices and the formulation of new ideas in the field of strategy and policy development. The discussions, guided by an expert in the field, seek experiences, expertise and feedback and wishes to inspire people to take further action.
Here you can download the report from the online conference.



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