Bridge vs Reality: A study of Bridge International Academies' for-profit schooling in Kenya

Bridge International Academies (BIA) is a large and expanding business that provides for-profit  private  education  in  Kenya,  Uganda,  Nigeria  and  India.  With  support  and  investment coming from global edubusiness Pearson, the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and high profile actors such as Mark Zuckerberg and the Gates Foundation, the claims that BIA makes regarding its services are impressive, portraying the company as providing a magic bullet solution to educational inequalities and a high quality alternative to insufficient and inadequate govern

Out in the open: Education sector responses to violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression

Violence in schools and other educational settings is a worldwide problem. Students who are perceived not to conform to prevailing sexual and gender norms, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), are more vulnerable. Violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, also referred to as homophobic and transphobic violence, is a form of school-related gender-based violence.

Informe del Relator Especial sobre el derecho a la educación con el derecho a la educación en la era digital

El Relator Especial sobre el derecho a la educación elaboró el presente informe de conformidad con la resolución del Consejo de Derechos Humanos 26/17. En él, el Relator Especial examina el derecho a la educación en la era digital y, específicamente, la manera de defender las normas y principios que sustentan el derecho a la educación, aprovechando al mismo tiempo las tecnologías digitales, que están revolucionando los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje y transformando el panorama de la educación superior.

Independiente y desigual: el financiamiento escolar en la América “postracial”

En 1973, la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos dictaminó que un sistema de financiamiento de las escuelas públicas basado principalmente en ingresos provenientes de los impuestos locales sobre la propiedad no viola la Cláusula sobre Protección Igualitaria de la Decimocuarta Enmienda, ni viola el derecho a la educación porque aunque la educación es un “servicio importante” no constituye un derecho fundamental, tal como lo reconoce la

12 Enero 2016

#TextbooksMatter 3: The Supreme Court of Appeal Rules That #TextbooksMatter

On Tuesday 2 December 2015 a full bench of the Supreme Court of Appeal delivered a beautiful, globally significant judgment. In essence it said that the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) failure to provide learners in Limpopo with their textbooks directly infringed on their rights to basic education, equality and dignity and amounted to unfair discrimination. The DBE’s appeal in the Limpopo textbooks saga was therefore dismissed and Basic Education For All’s (BEFA) cross appeal was upheld.

3 Diciembre 2015

#TextbooksMatter: Why Textbooks are a Crucial Part of Every Child’s Learning Journey

South Africa’s education system is widely accepted to be in crisis. An alarming number of its children are functionally illiterate and innumerate. Many schools lack equipment, infrastructure and even basic necessities like furniture.

In this context, could improving access to textbooks make any real difference?

12 Noviembre 2015