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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
Dupuy, Kendra; Bezu, Sosina; Knudsen, Are; Halvorsen, Sandra; Kwauk, Christina; Braga, Amanda; Kim, Helyn – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
How can young women in developing countries best be prepared for success in their lives and livelihoods? Life preparation requires learning different types of knowledge and skills in formal, non-formal, and informal learning contexts. Since the advent of the Education for All initiative in 1990, the international community has recognized that in…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Informal Education, Adolescents, Females
Sahni, Urvashi – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
Both globally and in India, the discourse around girls' education is particularly charged. There is an urgency as it is now understood that developmental promises cannot be fulfilled unless gender equality is taken seriously. Generally, a complete, high-quality secondary school education for girls is seen as a vital pathway to achieving gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Gender Bias, Secondary Education
Care, Esther; Kim, Helyn; Vista, Alvin; Anderson, Kate – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
There has been a major shift in educational learning goals--as seen most recently by Goal 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals--focused on global citizenship education and education for sustainable development. The shift concerns recognition of the need for education systems to equip learners with competencies such as problem solving,…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Educational Assessment, Skill Development, Job Skills
Chi, Jin – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
In spite of efforts to improve the quality of early childhood education for girls and boys globally, incorporating a gender perspective--particularly in teacher policies--remains a gap, including in China. This inattention to early childhood poses an additional barrier for countries to achieve quality education and the United Nations Sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Sex Fairness, Early Childhood Education
Villar-Márquez, Eliana – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
In a multicultural country like Peru, specific and disaggregated data on ethnic and racial minorities are a key resource to inform public policies about neglected populations. For decades, data on Afro-Peruvians has been both limited and inaccurate. Although there are 106 Afro-Peruvian communities, the most recent national census in October 2017…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Public Policy, Blacks
Nabbuye, Hawah – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
Despite major progress in recent decades, girls' education in Uganda faces several challenges, particularly low retention, high dropout, and a lack of skills development. The government has sought to address these issues by introducing gender-sensitive pedagogy into the curriculum and teacher training. Findings thus far suggest that this approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Gender Issues, Educational Quality
Naveed, Sumbal – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2018
The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan, named the Newly Merged Districts (NMDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in July 2018, have begun rebuilding after years of Talibanization and military operations. This policy paper focuses on how the government-led education activities can be best aligned to make education possible for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Issues, Government Role, Females
Modi, Armene – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2017
This working paper will share the experience of Ashta No Kai (ANK), a grassroots nonprofit the author founded in 1998 in 10 villages in Shirur County, Maharashtra state, India, to promote the empowerment and education of women and girls in rural areas. The paper will, at first, examine the state of education in India including the Indian…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Foreign Countries, Womens Education
Parsitau, Damaris Seleina – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2017
The education of girls living in Maasailand in Kenya's arid and semi-arid regions presents many challenges. This policy brief explores how deep-seated perceptions embedded in Maasai culture hold girls' back. This research looks in depth at Kajiado and Narok counties, both predominantly Maasai areas that have some of the lowest school enrollment…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Barriers, Access to Education
Winthrop, Rebecca; McGivney, Eileen – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2017
Today, examples of rapid, non-linear progress--sometimes called leapfrogging--are evident in a number of sectors. Often, these instances are most obvious in the developing world, where in telecommunications or banking, for example, whole phases of infrastructure and institution-building that other countries had to go through have been by-passed by…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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