Accountability in the news
Recent blogs on the GEM Report’s World Education Blog related to Accountability in Education
This page is regularly updated with news stories from around the world related to some of the themes in the forthcoming 2017 GEM Report on Accountability in Education. The articles below are listed in the language in which they were published.
- UK/Kenya: UK urged to stop funding ‘ineffective and unsustainable’ Bridge schools, The Guardian
- Civil society groups call on foreign donors not to fund Bridge International Academies, citing high fees, low pay and poor teaching methods. See also Press Release from global civil society movement to halt Bridge.
- Response piece: Bridge International Academies are neither ineffective nor unsustainable, The Guardian
- Nigeria: Why We Are Going On an Indefinite Strike – Universities Union. The Academic Staff Union of Universities in Nigeria, ASUU, says it has commenced a “total and comprehensive indefinite” strike due to the federal government’s failure to fulfill the 2009 agreement made with the union
- Tanzania: Parents Asked to Keep An Eye on Students Studying Overseas. Parents with sons and daughters studying outside the country have been called upon to cultivate the culture of making follow-ups on behaviors of their children to help them avoid the possibility of being eroded morally and culturally.
- New study: Meta-analysis of faculty’s teaching effectiveness: Student evaluation of teaching ratings and student learning are not related, BobUttl, Studies in Educational Evaluation, Volume 54, September 2017, Pages 22-42. New meta-analyses of multisection studies show that SET ratings are unrelated to student learning.
- Liberia/EI report: Liberian Laboratory For School Privatization Schemes, Huffington Post
- Pakistan: Another UN committee expresses concern over the privatisation of education and its implications for the right to education in Pakistan, Nida Mushtaq, Pakistan Coalition for Education