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Who's Talking About Learning for All? A Round Up

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In the months since we released our new Education Strategy 2020, we have been happy to see many of our development partners and counterparts talking about "learning for all," our new mantra that promotes global efforts to ensure all children, everywhere, are in school and learning. (See "Let's Make it Learning for All," for more from our Education Director Elizabeth King.) Here's a round up from our partners. Check out their great blogs below...

Making an Impact in Education, USAID Impact Blog, by David Barth 

The New Education Strategy at the World Bank, Time for a Millennium Learning Goal? Center for Global Development, by Nancy Birsdall

From Education for All to Learning for All, PREAL Inter-American Dialogue

Gordon Brown Wants Education for All by 2015, ONE, by Lauren Pfeifer

Harvard EdCast: Can We Get All Children in School and Learning by 2020? Harvard Graduate School of Education, by Matthew Weber

World Bank Education Strategy and Learning for Development, Commonwealth of Learning, by Sir John Daniel

For girls, education is a matter of life and death, Education for All Fast Track Initiative, by Robert Prouty

Skills, not number of years spent in school are what count, Let's Talk Development, by Vamsee Kanchi

ICT & Global Education for All, EduTech, by Michael Trucano

Many thanks go out to the Brookings Center for Universal Education, for their partnership and for their convening work on a Global Compact on Learning.

These goals are all of our goals, and it's important that the conversation on how to improve learning reverberates from the highest boardrooms down into every classroom. And importantly, we hope it gets you talking too.

Photo: © Arne Hoel/The World Bank

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Submitted by Helen Abadzi on
To get the poorest students learning, they must be taught through methods that efficiently write information in their memory. What is the HDNED doing to research and promote strategies for bringing this about?

Indeed, effective instruction is critical to ensure that all students learn, especially the poorest. HDNED's flagship program, System Assessment and Benchmarking Education for Results, SABER, focuses on shedding light on the "black box" of an education system, by systematically collecting and analyzing information on education systems across the world, facilitating benchmarking and thus learning across countries. At least three areas of SABER directly touch on the quality of instruction: Teachers, Student Assessments, and System-wide Quality Assurance. Research has shown that the quality of teachers is the most important school-side determinant of student learning; SABER-Teachers focuses on understanding the policies for attracting, retaining, and motivating effective teachers. A solid system of student learning assessment is imperative to provide teachers with information on how to improve instruction, as well as to inform policy-making; this is the goal of the SABER-Learning Assessments work program. Finally, having in place institutional arrangements at the national, subnational, local and school level to ensure quality of education for all, is the focus of SABER-System-wide Quality Assurance. We invite you to learn more about these initiatives at www.worldbank.org/education/saber

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