A new OECD report, The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence, reveals that while progress has been made in closing gender gaps in the knowledge and skills of boys and girls, we may have lost sight of important social and emotional dimensions of learning that may be far more predictive for the future life choices of children.
One-hundred and ninety education advocates from 91 countries convened this past week in Johannesburg as part of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) World Assembly. The meeting saw the elections of representatives from the International/Northern Civil Society Organizations and the Developing Country Civil Society Organizations constituencies to serve on the Global Partnership for Education Board of Directors.
A recent visit to Kenya highlights the crucial role that all education partners must play in the successful implementation of the country’s education strategy. Whether government officials, school teachers, community organizations or donors, their strong engagement is key to making progress in the sector.