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    Human rights begin in the classroom

    Education International

    As another school year opens in many parts of the world, many families will be relieved to close the book on the bloody summer of 2016. From Orlando to Dallas, Nice to Istanbul, Syria to South Sudan, the tragedies of the last few months give us more than enough reason to fear that the world is a mes...

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    Shining a Light on Digital Tracking in Education

    Education International

    In the U.S. and around the world, millions of digital data points are collected daily from children by private companies that provide educational technologies to schools. Some examples: Knewton’s “adaptive learning” technologies record the keystrokes, answers, and response times of...

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    Teachers in England : resiliency in the face of reform

    Education International

    The teaching profession in England is in crisis. The stories of English teachers feeling overworked, undervalued, creatively squashed by standardised assessments, constantly scrutinised as a result of accountability reforms and exhausted, are countless. This has led to many teachers saying ‘en...

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    PISA for Development: raising the bell jar on access and equity

    Education International

    The focus on Africa around PISA for Development requires some context. First it is necessary to investigate the relationship between PISA and PISA for Development, then to look at issues of access and finally to analyse issues of equity.PISA tests a random sample of 5000 students in each country at...

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