Education

Cognitive Neuroscience in Practice to Improve Telugu Literacy

by |August 17th, 2018

This is a Standard(Grade) 1 Telugu literacy textbook used in the state of Telangana, India. Children by the end of Grade 1 are expected to fluently read this text with comprehension. However, a literacy assessment conducted by the Center for Sustainable Development in Medak District of Telangana in 2017 found that this expectation was far… read more

How do we equip the next generation with financial literacy?

by |August 14th, 2018

When the stock market crashed in 2008 with the subprime mortgage crisis, America’s ugly truths arose to the surface and with it, devastating damages and loss of homes for hundreds of thousands of families. Philanthropist Joyce B. Cowin recalled the crisis, “So many, many of them had worked their whole lives, lost the house, lost… read more

Commentary on a Comparative Education Review Paper by Helen Boyle

by |July 6th, 2018

Original article: Boyle, Helen. (2006). Memorization and Learning in Islamic Schools. Comparative Education Review, vol 5. No. 3. Commentary: Boyle (2006) brings to light a very relevant and alive debate: Do Qur’anic schools deserve the negative media attention they receive? Since 9/11 the world’s attention has been directed negatively to Muslim populations in general with… read more

The need for an SDG Index: What does it mean for Education?

by |June 11th, 2018

Sachs et. al. (2016) released the first ever SDG Index and Dashboards report in July 2016. The report did not present any surprises, but did illuminate the promising hope for many countries in terms meeting the SDGs. In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals era had ended and the UN, along with its 193 member countries,… read more

Editor’s Note & Call for Chapters on Teacher Education

by |May 30th, 2018

Editor’s Note & Call for Chapters:  Teacher Education Volume by the South Asia Special Interest Group at Comparative International Education Society By Radhika Iyengar & Matthew Witenstein   South Asia Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) is coming-up with their 2nd volume under Palgrave Macmillan. The SIG’s first book on Participatory… read more

Stepping into a Virtual Reality Classroom for Teacher Training

by |May 23rd, 2018

By Haein Shin & Tara Stafford Ocansey Addressing the global learning crisis and closing the digital divide requires systems of education that equip young learners with 21st century skills that can be enabled through integration of technology tools in their classrooms. However, teachers often lack not only digital skills themselves, but also the pedagogical breadth—to meaningfully… read more

Let local governments and small-scale organizations lead us towards Sustainable Development

by |May 21st, 2018

Source: Haein Shin, Radhika Iyengar, Tara Stafford Ocansey, Joaquin Aviles Lopez, Patricia Oviedo: UNDER ONE ROOF, BRINGING DIGITAL SKILLS, SOLAR ENERGY & HOPE FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT Sachs et. al. (2016) released the first ever SDG Index and Dashboards report in July 2016. The report did not present any surprises, but did illuminate the promising hope… read more

Under One Roof, Bringing Digital Skills, Solar Energy & Hope for Future Employment To Women

by |May 3rd, 2018

By Haein Shin, Radhika Iyengar, Tara Stafford Ocansey, Joaquin Aviles Lopez, Patricia Oviedo While the global trend advances further into faster and more efficient technology-enabled education, health, agriculture, energy and communications, there remain significant gaps that go unnoticed amidst the sweeping advancements in gender parity, electrification and opportunities for employment. The global access to electricity… read more

Celebrating Young Women’s Economic Empowerment for International Women’s Day 2018

by |March 8th, 2018

On this International Women’s Day of 2018, the era of the Sustainable Development Goals in full swing, we are witnessing more and more women completing higher levels of education, and taking on more leadership roles in governments. In Rwanda, for example, women make up more than half of seats in parliament. Cultural shifts are taking… read more

On International Mother Language Day: Use science driven approaches to improve local language literacy

by |February 21st, 2018

Previous research suggests that teaching in local language that the children are familiar in makes them literate faster. Many countries have formulated policies to ensure that local language is the language of instruction at school. However, many countries still prefer English or French as their official language at school. Research suggests that it takes at… read more