Inequality remains a common scene in Brunei, whether economically or socially. The country sees prevalent poverty, educational disparity, and gender inequality. For example, women in Brunei these days still have less access to education than men. Nevertheless, it could be said that Brunei is moving on the right track to improve the issue of gender […]
Education is the best resource to develop human capital, but to do it properly, one needs to look closely at different contexts of each place. The Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) has been receiving great attention from several countries. It is an approach to child development which focuses on the human’s earliest age of […]
The population of India in 2020 was 1.39 billion people. In one of the most populous countries in the world, up to 50% of its teenagers could not graduate from high school, according to the Rapid Survey on Children conducted by the Ministry of Woman and Child Development in 2013-2014. Furthermore, over 20 million Indian […]
Since South African students began the movement “Fees Must Fall” in 2015 demanding the university fee reduced and the education budget increased, the government has presented a range of relief measures, although being accused of doing so halfheartedly. But there is still one problem rampant among the university student community that hasn’t been addressed properly […]
When schools worldwide were forced close to curb the spread of COVID-19, several experts have warned about the negative effects that would follow as students are deprived of their access to education, and called for ways to relieve the long-term impact. One of the notable policies from Norway and Denmark was to cancel exams for […]
In 2012, Estonia achieved one of the highest PISA results among the European countries, and its scores ranked 11th, 11th and 6th of the world for literacy, math and science. Since the end of the Cold War, this small Baltic country went through a huge economic and education reform. From the declaration of dependence in […]
American economist and Nobel laureate James J. Heckman’s study on early childhood development found that a high quality primary education can reduce inequality. Investing in young children aged from birth up to six years would yield a return worth 7 to 12 times more in later years. Speaking economically, the earlier the investment, the higher the return.
‘School’ means a lot more than a physical space to learn. Mechai’s definition of it elongates the cardinal existence of the school towards a space to integrate students and the community’s way of life.
During the International Conference on Equitable Education: All for Education, held on July 10-11, 2020, Prasarn Trairatvorakul, chairman of the Equitable Education Fund (EEF), delivered a speech underlining the organisation’s commitment to advocate for educational equality for all Thai children, and set for achieving sustainable development goal it has promised. The following is the summary […]
During the Equitable Education Conference 2020 ‘All for Education,’ hosted by Thailand in July, 60 world-renowned thinkers, reformers and educators gathered to discuss a way forward for equitable education as the planet faces the unprecedented crisis of COVID-19 – and what may come after it. Somjai Suwansupana, the Phuket City Municipality mayor, is one of […]