Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledges over $1 Billion to help Pakistan provide education for as many girls and boys as possible. “We want to set a 21-month goal that by December 2015 we have as many students in school in Pakistan as possible,” said Brown, “We will help you as the international community to meet your objective to get every girl and boy in school,” the former British prime minister said. See the Tribune for more. In Canada David Philpott, an education professor at Memorial University, says he is delighted that Kindergarten students have received full-day funding as of 2016. GET looks forward to additional research that supports the advantages for younger children being in school for extended periods.
The British Chamber of Commerce DG John Longworth, will this week recommend “streaming” students at a younger age to suitable to their abilities, similar to systems used in European countries such as Germany and Switzerland. There is no long-term, comprehensive research sited that supports a link between this type of policy and higher employability.
Over 8000 people meet at the Australia-New Zealand education fair in Nepal.
Indonesia is seen as a prime location to help grow education revenue for Australia while also increasing research outputs, demonstrated by the University of Queensland's new office opening.
CNN reports on, " a fast-growing number of Chinese children whose parents are turning their backs on the state-run education system, which is based on rote learning and limited critical thinking" where many students are learning to interact, challenge, have fun and explore in the learning process.
So much in Education this last week.
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