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Kwauk, Christina; Casey, Olivia – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2021
As countries work to "build back better" from COVID-19, the education sector has a once in a lifetime opportunity to build back differently. Unprecedented school disruptions have laid bare how existing inequalities within education systems, including those structured along the intersections of gender and poverty, are exacerbated in times…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change, Social Justice
Fowler, Brian; Vegas, Emiliana – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2021
Computer science (CS) education helps students acquire skills such as computational thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration. Since these skills take preeminence in the rapidly changing 21st century, CS education promises to significantly enhance student preparedness for the future of work and active citizenship. Based on prior analyses and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Science Education, Program Implementation, Educational Development
Kennedy, Dasmine – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2021
School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) refers to "acts of sexual, physical, or psychological violence inflicted on children in and around schools because of stereotypes and roles or norms attributed to or expected of them because of their sex or gendered identity. It also refers to the differences between girls' and boys' experience of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Violence, Gender Discrimination, Elementary Schools
Kwauk, Christina – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2020
The urgency of the climate crisis demands not only greater coherence and coordination of education efforts, but also a deep reexamination of the education sector's role in the perpetuation of the status quo. This applies across formal education institutions (primary, secondary, and tertiary school), non-formal programs (often delivered by…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Role of Education, Conservation (Environment)
Care, Esther; Vista, Alvin; Kim, Helyn – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2020
This paper marks the second 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 into teaching and learning, using assessment as a lever for changing classroom practices. Twenty-first century skills (21CS) are now…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, 21st Century Skills, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation
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
Vegas, Emiliana; Winthrop, Rebecca – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2020
Analysis in mid-April 2020--in the early throes of the pandemic--found that less than 25 percent of low-income countries were providing any type of remote learning, while close to 90 percent of high-income countries were. On top of cross-country differences in access to remote learning, within-country differences are also staggering. For example,…
Descriptors: Global Education, Educational Change, Distance Education, COVID-19
Winthrop, Rebecca; Ershadi, Mahsa; Angrist, Noam; Bortsie, Efua; Matsheng, Moitshepi – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2020
When schools closed in Botswana on March 23, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, education administrators, teachers, and ultimately parents were faced with difficult decisions about how to help children continue learning without setting foot inside a classroom. In-person classes returned on June 17, 2020, though a second school closure occurred for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
Ekine, Adefunke – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2020
According to UNESCO, school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) involves acts or threats of sexual, physical, or psychological violence occurring within and around school, perpetrated because of gender norms and stereotypes, and facilitated by unenforced and unequal power dynamics. These acts or threats not only have detrimental effects on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Violence, Gender Discrimination, Elementary Schools
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
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