Thursday, May 26, 2005

[MLE] id21EducationNews 26 - focus on education in India

Dear Friends,
Since the underneath issue of Education News is on India I thought you might
like looking at the topics. Downloading the mentioned articles is free of
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Karsten
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content, I have not read the articles yet myself!
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*** id21EducationNews Number 26, May 2005 ***
FOCUS ON: education in India
* Inclusive education in India: a lot of talk but not enough action?
* Learning about decentralisation: improving teacher training in India
* Teachers' unions, politics and education in India
* Private education in India can benefit poor people
OTHER NEWS: * Quality Indigenous Education * Mega Trends and challenges in
refugee education * Global education digest shows rapid growth in secondary
education worldwide
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Inclusive education in India: a lot of talk but not enough action?
India is committed to fulfilling the goal of education for all and
'inclusive education' is now a feature of various government documents and
plans. However, between 35 and 80 million of India's 200 million school age
children do not attend school. In addition, fewer than five percent of
children who have a disability are in school. Research based in the UK's
University of Cambridge analyses how 'inclusive education'
is understood in India and what influences decisions to include or exclude
children.
http://www.id21.org/education/e2ns1g1.html
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Learning about decentralisation: improving teacher training in India
District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) were established in
India in the 1990s and expected to become vibrant local centres for primary
school teacher development. However, centralising tendencies of the Indian
bureaucracy and top-down training approaches continue to present barriers to
DIETs working effectively within the districts.
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Teachers' unions, politics and education in India
Despite encouraging progress in some areas of education during the 1990s,
there is concern about the poor state of education in India. One in five of
primary age children is not in school, teachers are frequently absent and
levels of learning are very low. Yet the role of teachers and their unions
has not been considered in explaining this situation. Are teachers' unions
opposing reform, and what are the implications of teachers' political and
union-based activities for the education sector?
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Private education in India can benefit poor people
It has long been assumed that responsibility for meeting the educational
needs of poor people lies with the state. Yet in India low-income families
are turning to private providers to educate their children.
Education authorities which are starved of resources struggle to deliver
education for all (EFA), and private sector involvement in serving the
educational needs of poor student deserves wider discussion.
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OTHER NEWS
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Quality Indigenous Education
For Education International (EI) , there can be no sustainable development
for Indigenous Peoples without quality Indigenous education.
On the World Day for Cultural Diversity 21 May, and in the UN Decade on
Indigenous Peoples, launched in January this year, EI renews its commitment
to mainstream Indigenous education issues in the trade union agenda. EI also
sponsors the Global Indigenous Voice on Education network
http://www.give-edu.net/.
http://www.ei-ie.org/en/news/20050517a.htm
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Mega Trends and challenges in refugee education This training manual and
guide by GTZ presents key methods and strategies which teachers can use when
working with refugee children living under adverse conditions. The guide
focuses on global trends in refugee education; their application at
classroom level; evaluation methods; and planning and training programmes
for educational personnel in refugee situations. In order to obtain a copy
of this document, please contact BEFARe Email Shakir@befare.org
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Global education digest shows rapid growth in secondary education worldwide
Four out of every five of the world's children aged between 10 and 15 are
today enrolled in lower secondary education, which is now considered as part
of compulsory education in most countries, according to UNESCO's Global
Education Digest 2005. The Digest, published by UNESCO's Institute for
Statistics, presents the latest global education indicators.
http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=27173&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECT
ION=201.html

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