Ranking respect: Can teacher status be compared across countries?

By Katherine Aleynikova The more the teachers in a country are respected, the higher the academic results are amongst their students, or so the Global Teacher Status Index 2018 claims to prove. As instinctively plausible as the argument is, and as easily agreeable (who would argue against respecting teachers?), I have to wonder how exactly … Continue reading Ranking respect: Can teacher status be compared across countries?

Call for Chapters: Social theory, digital education and the Global South: Critical perspectives

Social theory, digital education and the Global South: Critical perspectives Edited by Cristina Costa and Ana Lucia Pereira Book Overview (download leaflet): The impact of digital media on the social world is a global phenomenon that presents the education sector with a set of new challenges. Even though there is considerable body of research engaged in … Continue reading Call for Chapters: Social theory, digital education and the Global South: Critical perspectives

Can Big Data Bridge the Gap between Knowing and Doing?

By Susan Robertson With the World Education Forum for 2019 just around the corner, I took a quick look at its organising theme: What we should do with what we know: developing educational policy for implementation, impact and exponential success. There’s little doubt that were our knowledge of education systems around the world to be stacked … Continue reading Can Big Data Bridge the Gap between Knowing and Doing?

Hacked Off: Can Us Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?

By Susan L. Robertson. Originally posted on the Education International Blog  ‘World Hack’ – a weekly BBC World Service radio broadcast  by presenter Kat Hawkins and reporter Sam Judah caught my attention  earlier this week for several reasons. The first was its title, which came in the form of a question: Can US Entrepreneurs Help Fix … Continue reading Hacked Off: Can Us Entrepreneurs Help Fix Education in Africa? Answer?