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Luvanda, Anthony – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
Kenya's digital technology advancements--chief among them the mobile money transfer application referred to as Mpesa--has led to the country's status as an emerging digital economy. However, the long strides in the move toward a fully-fledged digital economy are not reflected in the digital technology workforce with regard to gender balance. While…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Education, Digital Literacy, Careers
Peterson, Amelia – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
This case describes an ongoing system reform effort to transform the learning experiences of young people in British Columbia through changes to curriculum and graduation requirements. Over the past decade, the province of British Columbia has undergone substantial reform to its central curriculum and assessment framework. Interlinked with this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Change Strategies
Khanna, Devi; Peterson, Amelia – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
The Happiness Curriculum is made up of compulsory 45-minute daily lessons with the aim of developing mindfulness, critical thinking, reflection, and social-emotional skills among students in more than 1,000 government-run schools in Delhi, India. Three units--Exploring Happiness through Learning and Awareness; Experiencing Happiness in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschools, Elementary Education, Curriculum
Lyle, Angela M. – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
Iowa BIG is a system of high schools located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the United States which emerged from community rebuilding efforts following catastrophic flooding in the city. The aim of this case study is to highlight Iowa BIG's complexity by describing how it functions as a: (1) school system; (2) vision for student-centric learning; and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Centered Learning, Educational Development, Educational Change
Walsh, Thomas – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
This case study focuses on the journey and progress to date within the Irish education system to redevelop the national primary school curriculum. While the redevelopment process focuses on all aspects of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment, a particular focus is placed on elements relating to whole-child development. Central to this is an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Hegseth, Whitney – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) endeavors to promote both challenging academic instruction and more holistic aims--namely, intercultural understanding and respect. Throughout its history, the IB system has managed at least three ongoing tensions, which stem from its multifaceted aims and which the system has evolved to manage.…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Holistic Approach, Barriers, Conflict
Bhawana Shrestha – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
Access to education is directly connected to the general well-being, social and emotional learning, and mental health of adolescents. Many adolescent girls in Nepal, however, appear to be left out of this "virtuous" cycle, unable to find space in school to meaningfully develop a sense of relatedness, autonomy, and competency. This policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Females, Needs
Weinstein Jose; Bravo Juan – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
As is often the case with crises, the pandemic meant both an educational catastrophe but also an opportunity for transformation. The health and social emergencies, with their serious effects on students and their families (España, 2022; MINEDUC, 2020), prompted the search for new answers to tackle challenges that were not possible to address with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Emotional Learning, Evaluation, Student Welfare
Brenna Hassinger-Das; Katelyn Fletcher – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
Since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted in-person learning, fears about children's learning loss remain a primary concern for parents, teachers, and policymakers. These concerns, combined with longstanding issues of inequity regarding children's access to learning opportunities have sparked widespread discussion about how to reimagine education.…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Environment, Space Utilization, Place Based Education
Brad Olsen – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
Only a few innovations ever successfully scale throughout education systems. Previous research highlights two reasons for this scarcity of success stories: either the innovations are badly designed, or the environment is not conducive to accepting and absorbing the education innovations. Even the best innovations with the most strategic scaling…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Decision Making, Educational Innovation, Scaling
Clement Adamba; Dante Castillo-Canales; Chhorn Lin; Emily Gustafsson-Wright; Mustapha Mensah; Rosa Maria Moncada; Erick Nehring; Elyse Painter; Sorachana Seng; Wendy Smith; Leslie Tettey – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
To address the learning crisis and other challenges facing children and youth (those 15-24 years of age) it is critical for governments, multilateral and bilateral funders, other donors, and implementers to have a clear understanding of program costs and cost breakdowns to inform financing decisions. For nearly a decade, the Center for Universal…
Descriptors: Costs, Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Child Development
Molly Curtiss Wyss; Ghulam Omar Qargha; Gabrielle Arenge; Tendekai Mukoyi; Maya Elliott; Moitshepi Matsheng; Karen Clune – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
Millions Learning, a project of the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, explores scaling and sustaining effective innovations leading to improved system-wide approaches. CUE is implementing a series of Real-time Scaling Labs (RTSLs), in partnership with local institutions in several countries, to generate evidence…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Sustainability
Molly Curtiss Wyss; Ghulam Omar Qargha; Gabrielle Arenge; Tendekai Mukoyi; Maya Elliott; Moitshepi Matsheng; Karen Clune – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
Millions Learning, a project of the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, explores scaling and sustaining effective innovations leading to improved system-wide approaches. CUE is implementing a series of Real-time Scaling Labs (RTSLs), in partnership with local institutions in several countries, to generate evidence…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Educational Improvement
Molly Curtiss Wyss; Maya Elliott; Jenny Perlman Robinson; Ghulam Omar Qargha – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
In 2018 the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings launched a series of Real-time Scaling Labs (RTSL) to generate more evidence and provide practical recommendations on how to expand, deepen, and sustain the impact of education initiatives leading to transformative change in education systems, especially for the most disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Scaling, Laboratories, Goal Orientation
Dennis Kwek; Jeanne Ho; Hwei Ming Wong – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2023
Singapore is recognized for its success in supporting students' academic development. This success is mainly attributed to the close tripartite relationship between the Ministry of Education (MOE), the sole National Institute of Education (NIE), and Singapore schools, which enables systemic changes to spread throughout the school system. Less…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Holistic Approach, Outcomes of Education
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