mercredi 17 mars 2010

Africa Development Indicators 2010

This year’s Africa Development Indicators essay sheds light on “quiet corruption” — when public servants fail to deliver services or inputs that have been paid for by the government. The most prominent examples are absentee teachers in public schools and absentee doctors in primary clinics. The report features data and research on quiet corruption in the health, education, and agriculture sectors.

For more references on corruption in the education sector, access the ETICO database.

lundi 15 mars 2010

Joint ILO/UNESCO recommendations concerning teaching personnel

This report summarizes the analysis of major issues affecting the current status of teaching personnel worldwide at all levels of education by the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART). Key issues include:
  • Social dialogue in education;
  • Teacher education – initial and continuing;
  • Employment and careers, teacher salaries, including teacher compensation in fragile states, and teaching and learning conditions;
  • Teacher shortages in the framework of Education for All (EFA), including financing and recruitment challenges, impact of HIV and AIDS on the profession, and recruitment and retention of female teachers;
  • Academic freedom and institutional autonomy in higher education;
  • Higher education terms and conditions of employment: Impact of private and for-profit providers of post-secondary education.
More information on impacts of HIV and AIDS on the teaching profession can be found at:


vendredi 12 mars 2010

Crise économique mondiale: les femmes menacées

Précarité, chômage, diminution des ressources, les effets de la crise économique se font chaque jour un peu plus sentir sur la population. En première ligne, les femmes...

Voir le dossier pp. 9-17 du dernier numéro de la revue Aide et Action

mercredi 10 mars 2010

Why we can't get rid of failing teachers

The relative decline of American education at the elementary- and high-school levels has long been a national embarrassment as well as a threat to the nation's future. Once upon a time, American students tested better than any other students in the world. Now, ranked against European schoolchildren, America does about as well as Lithuania, behind at least 10 other nations. Within the United States, the achievement gap between white students and poor and minority students stubbornly persists—and as the population of disadvantaged students grows, overall scores continue to sag.