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Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2008/09: Education in the Commonwealth: Towards the MDGs  

Size: A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)
Categories: Commonwealth & Global Affairs, Education

ISBN No: 978-0-9549629-8-2

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: 07-2008
Number of Pages: 284

Status: Out of print

Price: £ 34.95    [Currency converter]  


The essential overview of education for development in the Commonwealth. Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2008/09 covers the current trends in education and development. It focuses on both intra-Commonwealth collaboration as well as partnerships between member governments, civil society and the private sector. The 2008/09 edition focuses on the Millennium Development Goals.


The publication also includes education profiles of each member country and a directory of Commonwealth education and research contacts.


Published for the Commonwealth Secretariat by Nexus Strategic Partnerships.


Introduction Kamalesh Sharma


SECTION 1: Introduction to the MDGs

  • Education for All Steve Packer


SECTION 2: Towards MDG 2: Achieving Universal Primary Education

  • Smart Moves: Towards Achieving Multiple Priorities In Education Cream Wright
  • Special Needs Education: Implementing Article of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities in Commonwealth Countries Florence Malinga


SECTION 3: Towards MDG 3: Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Women

  • Social Learning Package: Education for Empowerment Jyotsna Jha
  • Is School Really a Change Institution? Gender Analysis of Schooling Processes in Secondary Schools Jyotsna Jha
  • Promoting Girls’ Education: The Experience in Nigeria Alice Akunga
  • Gender Violence in Schools in the Developing World Fiona Leach


SECTION 4: Delivering the MDGs

  • The Power of Partnership: Working Together for Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa Adriaan M. Verspoor
  • Becoming Inclusive? A Study of Private Schools in India Offering Education to Children Out-of-School Laura Day Ashley
  • Open Schooling – Communicating the Basics Sir John Daniel
  • Leadership, Administration and Management in the Commonwealth Petros Pashiardis
  • The Provision of Teachers and Education Personnel Virgilio Juvane
  • The Recognition of Teacher Qualifications in the Commonwealth James Keevy
  • Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards


SECTION 5: Towards and Beyond the MDGs

  • Challenges and Approaches Expanding Learning Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa Wim Hoppers and Steven Obeegadoo
  • Helping Farmers Prosper: Announcing a New Model for Partnership Sir John Daniel and Dr Krishna Alluri
  • Early Childhood Education in New Zealand Caterina Murphy
  • Exploring the Role of ICTs in Addressing Educational Needs Sir John Daniel, Paul West and Dr Wayne Mackintosh
  • Digital Divide or Digital Dividend? Asha Kanwar
  • AIDS and Education: The Planner’s Perspective Françoise Caillods, Barbara Tournier and Michael Kelly
  • The First 25 Years of HIV. Some Key Lessons for the Education Sector in Responding to HIV and AIDS David J. Clarke
  • Teacher Quality in Southern Africa Mary Metcalfe


SECTION 6: Education Profiles of Member Countries 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Fiji Islands
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Swaziland
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia


SECTION 7: Reference

  • Enrolment
  • Gender Parity
  • Literacy
  • Notations and acronyms
  • Acknowledgements 

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