In 2012, 58 million children of primary school age were out of school – but are those in school getting the education they need? For our national progress in education blog series, Purna Kumar Shrestha looks at the lack of quality in teaching and consequent poor results of those children who have spent years in education, and the lessons we can learn from VSO and the Department of Education's work in Papua New Guinea in improving access to qualified and motivated teachers.
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In the latest blog of our national progress in education series, Susan Durston questions whether education providers have exploited intersectorality for the most marginalised of children, and provides four strategic ways in which the intersectoral approach can assist education outcomes.
Do we know how to expand education access and the quality of learning at scale? In the latest blog in our national progress in education series, Jenny Perlman Robinson and Liesbet Steer discuss the Brookings’ Center for Universal Education Millions Learning project, and the key factors that drive change in achieving scale.
Despite not reaching the Millennium Development Goal of a full primary education for every child, when looking towards the post-2015 framework, it is important to take into consideration the lessons we have learned. Chernor Bah and Madeline Serena discuss the key themes that have emerged from discussions with young people – leaders, actors and activists – on what has worked on education initiatives.