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Care, Esther; Kim, Helyn – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2020
This framework marks the first in a series of five reports detailing the work of the Optimizing Assessment for All (OAA) project at Brookings to strengthen education systems' capacity to integrate 21st century skills (21CS) into teaching and learning, using assessment as a lever for changing classroom practices. In a world of rapid advancement and…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Foreign Countries, Educational Testing, Assessment Literacy
Winthrop, Rebecca; Ziegler, Lauren; Handa, Rhea; Fakoya, Foluyinka – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2019
Humans are born with the natural ability to gain skills through play. Children learn about social norms, roles and responsibilities, and language through curiosity-driven, playful interactions and activities. Learning through play harnesses the power of children's imagination and inspires active engagement with the material. The Center for…
Descriptors: Play, Academic Achievement, Educational Innovation, Student Centered Learning
Siddiqa, Nasrin – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2019
As one of the world's fastest-growing economies, Bangladesh aims to become a middle-income country by 2021 and a high-income country by 2041. To attain these goals, the country must face global challenges head on by strengthening existing industries and preparing itself for industries that have yet to emerge. To do this, it must tap the full…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, STEM Education, Rural Schools
Paudel, Anil – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2019
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is widely considered an important tool in strengthening the school-to-work transition, reducing poverty, and achieving economic growth. However, significant barriers prevent girls in Nepal from realizing such opportunities. This paper, drawing from field research and desk review, identifies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Barriers, Females
Gustafsson-Wright, Emily; Boggild-Jones, Izzy – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2019
With a flourishing social enterprise ecosystem and an appetite among NGOs and policymakers for testing new solutions, India is playing a leading role in its use of innovative financing for development. One such innovative tool is an impact bond, which is a type of outcome-based financing structure where upfront capital is given to service…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Bond Issues
Vegas, Emiliana; Ziegler, Lauren; Zerbino, Nicolas – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2019
The Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution studies innovations that can rapidly improve education progress, including innovations that use education technology. If the education sector stays on its current trajectory, by 2030 half of all children and young people around the world will lack basic secondary-level skills…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Innovation, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
Istance, David; Paniagua, Alejandro – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2019
This report follows up on the book "Leapfrogging Inequality: Remaking Education to Help Young People Thrive," published in 2018 by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution. The book argued the importance of education leapfrogging--creating transformative shifts rather than incremental evolution by harnessing…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role
Subramanian, Samyukta – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2019
The Delhi government in India recently launched its preschool curriculum for the city's 10,897 communitybased preschool centers. The draft National Education Policy of India, made public in June 2019, dedicates its first chapter to the importance of early childhood care and education and the need to extend the right to education to every child who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum
Robinson, Jenny Perlman – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2019
Playful Learning Landscapes seeks to transform everyday spaces into playful learning opportunities to maximize "the other 80 percent" of time that children spend outside school. It lies at the intersection of the growing Child Friendly City movement and a global development agenda that calls for access to high-quality early childhood…
Descriptors: Play, Learning, Urban Environment, Municipalities
Escobari, Marcela; Seyal, Ian; Meaney, Michael – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2019
Every person deserves the opportunity for dignified employment that provides living wages and potential for advancement. However, for many in America today, this is far from reality, as they are caught in a cycle of low-wage work, earning poverty wages, and unable to move up in the economy. Local leaders, firms, and workers need to adapt quickly…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Employment, Qualifications, Job Training
Anderson, Kate; Muskin, Joshua – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
Between 2012 and 2016, the Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF) laid out an ambitious agenda for nations and the international community on how to define and measure learning in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report describes the process undertaken by a group of 15 "Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Learning Experience, Measurement Techniques
Anderson, Kate; Hegarty, Seamus; Henry, Martin; Kim, Helyn; Care, Esther – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
This report describes an initiative undertaken from 2016-2017 by the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution and Education International (EI) to develop tools to measure the breadth of learning opportunities to which children and youth are exposed in an education system. The Breadth of Learning Opportunities (BOLO)…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Systems Analysis, Student Diversity, Access to Education
Custer, Samantha; King, Elizabeth M.; Atinc, Tamar Manuelyan; Read, Lindsay; Sethi, Tanya – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
Governments, organizations, and companies are generating copious amounts of data and analysis to support education decision-making around the world. While continued investments in data creation and management are necessary, the ultimate value of information is not in its "production," but its "use." Herein lies one of the…
Descriptors: Surveys, Foreign Countries, Data Collection, Data Analysis
Perlman Robinson, Jenny; Curtiss, Molly – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
Millions Learning, a project of the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, addresses the question of how to scale quality education for all children and youth. CUE is launching Real-time Scaling Labs in partnership with local institutions in a number of countries and U.S. cities to generate more evidence and provide…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, International Cooperation, Intervention, Scaling
Kwauk, Christina; Braga, Amanda; Kim, Helyn; Dupuy, Kendra; Bezu, Sosina; Knudsen, Are – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
For marginalized girls in developing countries whose life outcomes are threatened by poverty and gender-based discrimination, life skills education can arm them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to rewrite their futures. Oftentimes, their only access to education is through non-formal spaces provided by non-governmental organizations…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Womens Education, Daily Living Skills, Developing Nations
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