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Education

Too many teachers in Ontario; too few in Sri Lanka. 70 million children without basic education. Examination chaos. Spiraling university costs. Girls excelling in math; girls lagging in math. Brain drain. Millions of people of all ages want to better themselves through education. What barriers do they face? What works and what doesn’t? How to find out? From village classrooms to the halls of the Ivy League, rigorous data can help us get it right. 

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  • 29 October 2018
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Skills for development: the contrasting experiences of Mexico and Turkey

The skills of a country’s workforce can have a powerful impact on its development prospects. Comparing the experiences of the manufacturing industry...

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  • 29 March 2018
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Improving the quality of education in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has a shortage of qualified and experienced teachers, largely because of issues with training, recruitment, and deployment. This column...

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  • 21 February 2018
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Mother tongue matters: growing up in a multilingual world

On International Mother Language Day, 21 February, the ‘Salzburg Statement for a Multilingual World’ calls for the celebration of language diversity...

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