Innovation

Supporting teachers so they can teach

Supporting teachers so they can teach

‘Number one she makes me listen. And two, you know her being there gives me more space and helps me to prepare… Let’s say if I talk children might not understand and she is able to give me them more feedback. The children are not just hearing one...
Outliers prove the Learning Generation is within reach

Outliers prove the Learning Generation is within reach

Last year, the Education Commission made an incredible discovery. While countries across the globe, as a whole, were headed down a concerning path – one where in 2030 more than half of young people worldwide will not have the skills needed for a job –...
The future role of teachers and education support professionals

The future role of teachers and education support professionals

Two weeks ago, I attended the United Kingdom Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET) annual conference in Oxford. This gathering brought together a wealth of research on teachers, as well as new insights on how to support, develop and motivate the...
Companies are complaining about the skills gap. Here’s how we get closer to solving it. (Huffington Post)

Companies are complaining about the skills gap. Here’s how we get closer to solving it. (Huffington Post)

For most of us, the traditional notion of the “American Dream” – and what it symbolizes in countries around the world – begins with hard work and education and leads to opportunity and a flourishing future. However, in our ever-evolving global economy, the opportunities my generation had are so much more elusive for today’s college-age students and young professionals, many of whom are saddled with debt and ill-equipped to launch careers to set themselves up for a successful future.

Pioneer Country Initiative launches in Uganda

Pioneer Country Initiative launches in Uganda

His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, the former President of Tanzania and member of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission), has concluded a very successful two-day visit to Uganda on behalf of the Commission....