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"More than half of Arab children are not learning," says Senior Fellow Hafez Ghanem in this new podcast about learning in the Arab world.

He joined Liesbet Steer, a fellow also with the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, in this discussion about their findings on and solutions for a range of education issues in the region, including number and quality of teachers, accountability, gender, curriculum, and whether Arab world children are learning the skills they need to compete in the 21st century.

(via A Bleak Picture for Children’s Education in the Arab World | Brookings Institution)

A recent report, The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: A synthesis report of findings from Lebanon, Nepal and Sierra Leone, commissioned by UNICEF and written by Mario Novelli of the University of Sussex and Alan Smith of the University of Ulster, provides evidence that education can be a catalyst for peace and highlights the need for education sectors to integrate a peacebuilding perspective. (via Education is key to peace and social development | Back on Track)

A recent report, The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: A synthesis report of findings from Lebanon, Nepal and Sierra Leone, commissioned by UNICEF and written by Mario Novelli of the University of Sussex and Alan Smith of the University of Ulster, provides evidence that education can be a catalyst for peace and highlights the need for education sectors to integrate a peacebuilding perspective. (via Education is key to peace and social development | Back on Track)

How do you fix education in Africa, where students have far fewer opportunities than their counterparts in other parts of the world? There are two schools of thought on the subject: do you invest bottom up? Or top down?
The statistics are hard to ignore. Sub-Saharan Africa is the lowest-ranked region in the world on the United Nations’ education development index.
The U.N. education agency (UNESCO) says a quarter of all children in sub-Saharan Africa do not go to school, and account for 43 percent of the world’s out-of-school children.
Meantime, the African Union (AU) has said the continent will need to recruit more than 2 million new teachers by 2015, just three years from now.
While the U.N. and the AU agree on the scope of the education challenges facing the continent, they are from two separate schools of thought on how to remedy the situation. (via Experts Tackling Education in Africa | Africa | English)

How do you fix education in Africa, where students have far fewer opportunities than their counterparts in other parts of the world? There are two schools of thought on the subject: do you invest bottom up? Or top down?

The statistics are hard to ignore. Sub-Saharan Africa is the lowest-ranked region in the world on the United Nations’ education development index.

The U.N. education agency (UNESCO) says a quarter of all children in sub-Saharan Africa do not go to school, and account for 43 percent of the world’s out-of-school children.

Meantime, the African Union (AU) has said the continent will need to recruit more than 2 million new teachers by 2015, just three years from now.

While the U.N. and the AU agree on the scope of the education challenges facing the continent, they are from two separate schools of thought on how to remedy the situation. (via Experts Tackling Education in Africa | Africa | English)

On World Teachers Day, three educators share their unique perspectives (via Back on Track).

On World Teachers Day, three educators share their unique perspectives (via Back on Track).

Southern Sudan ranks second to last when it comes to primary school enrolment, with almost 1.3 million children of primary school age out of school.
For the girls, the situation is even worse. Only around 8 per cent of women in Southern Sudan are literate, giving it one of the lowest female literacy rates in the world.
(via As Southern Sudan looks to nationhood, education is pivotal | Back on Track)

Southern Sudan ranks second to last when it comes to primary school enrolment, with almost 1.3 million children of primary school age out of school.

For the girls, the situation is even worse. Only around 8 per cent of women in Southern Sudan are literate, giving it one of the lowest female literacy rates in the world.

(via As Southern Sudan looks to nationhood, education is pivotal | Back on Track)

[Podcast]: The role of education in protecting children when disaster strikes

NEW YORK, USA, 9 May 2011 – More than 175 million children are estimated to be affected each year by climate-related disasters. While coping with climate change is becoming essential, so is preparing future generations to deal with the aftermath of disasters and adapt to the ever-changing climate.

[Podcast] The role of education in empowering young people to shape their future

UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello discussed how education is empowering youth to participate in civil society with Asmaa Elbadawy, a young researcher for the Population Council’s office in Egypt and an expert within the Division of Poverty, Gender and Youth; and Mohammed Naseehu Ali, a writer, musician and teacher from Ghana whose fiction and essays have been published in The New Yorker and the New York Times.

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On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake ripped through Japan’s main island of Honshu, also bringing a destructive tsunami to the northeastern coast. This was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Japan, a country that has experienced many earthquakes over the last century.

In this podcast, we speak to Dr. Andy Freed, a geophysicist at Purdue University who has visited Sendai, the closest major city to the epicenter of the earthquake. Dr. Freed is working with Japanese scientists on earthquake studies, and also helping Teachers Without Borders develop and implement an earthquake education curriculum for high schools in Haiti.

Dr. Freed speaks about how the earthquake was caused and how well Japan was prepared for this natural disaster. He also compares the strength and destruction of this earthquake to that of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.