TOL/OSF Open Society Education News - February 2014

TOL runs a program funded by the Open Society Foundations (OSF) designed to train journalists and to write on education topics with the aim to raise public awareness on education issues around the world. As part of the project, we issue a bi-monthly newsletter including news provided by the Education Support Program (ESP) of the Open Society Foundations and by partners from the Open Society Education Network (OSEN).
Teaching History for Democratic Citizenship
History teaching should not be about providing answers, but about asking the right questions.

On the Move for Equality from Words to Action
Open Society Foundations General Education Advisory Board Chairman, Mary Metcalfe addresses Education International’s second World Women’s Conference.
Yardsticks vary, but however you measure it, teachers are underpaid across the post-communist world, with grave implications for the quality of education.
Obrnice’s Second Chance
A Czech village comes slowly back to life by integrating its Roma and emphasizing education.
After years of delay, an effort to teach Romani in Serbian schools may be gaining steam.
On April 11, 2014 the Center for Innovations in Education (CIE) organized a roundtable meeting which targeted policymakers, education experts, NGO representatives, media and others interested.
The Open Society Education Support Program announces the publication of Education, Privatisation and Social Justice: Case Studies from Africa, South Asia and South East Asia edited by Ian MacPherson, Susan Robertson and Geoffrey Walford.
Creative Commons (CC) is developing an Institute for Open Leadership (IOL) to train new leaders in education, science, and public policy fields on the values and implementation of openness in licensing, policies, and practices.
“Access Plus Learning” The Post-2015 Education Agenda
The Millennium Development Goal of achieving universal primary education in developing regions has reached about 90%. However, post 2011 the progress on the goal has slowed down.
Network of Education Policy Centers with great pleasure announces the NEPC SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 on the topic: Inclusive schools - Foundation of a Socially Just Society to be held on June 29 - July 5, 2014 in Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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