Every year we like to reflect back on which Education for All Blog posts were the most popular among our readers. This year, the themes and authors on the blog represented the diverse and global nature of the Global Partnership and its priorities for 2015 and beyond.
Once again we would like to thank all blog contributors who have helped make this a go-to destination for education experts and a space to communicate the joint mission of the partnership in achieving a quality education for all children.
This year we published a total 231 blog posts (as of today) in English and French on a wide range of topics including the Education 2030 agenda, the link between education and the sustainable development goals, girls' education, education in fragile and conflict-affected countries, youth advocacy, teacher development, successful strategies for improving education in developing countries, and the building blocks for education sector plans.
Several authors made the top 20 list numerous times so we have included their top post and links to their other popular posts.
The 17 Global Goals for sustainable development adopted in September 2015 outline a new and ambitious worldwide effort to reduce poverty and hunger, improve health, enable equality, protect the planet and much more. Education is essential to the success of each and every one of the global goals.
More popular posts by the GPE Secretariat:
Teachers in fragile and crisis contexts face enormous barriers to quality professional development. Mary Burns examines how these barriers, ranging from difficult working conditions to systemic challenges, can be addressed.
Another popular post by Mary Burns:
Global Partnership for Education CEO Alice Albright outlines how GPE will play a key role in supporting the implementation of the new global education agenda.
Another popular post by Alice Albright:
Measuring progress on the new education Global Goal will not be easy. Silvia Montoya, director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, outlines the value in establishing an empirically validated universal learning scale, which would result in high-quality and comparable data.
Another popular post by Silvia Montoya:
- International Literacy Day of reckoning with co-author Andreas Schleicher
The results of the latest Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) survey in Pakistan show that poor quality of schooling is leaving one in four grade 5 students unable to read a sentence, and one in two unable to read a story in Urdu, Sindhi or Pashtu. This learning crisis is likely to last well beyond the 2030 deadline set by the SDGs.
Almost two months after schools reopened following the earthquake in Nepal, Aya Kibesaki, GPE Secretariat country lead, visited Kathmandu to understand the challenges the education system is facing due to the disaster. During the trip, she observed that the government is determined to “build back better”.