UNESCO | Education - May 2011
Education Sector Newsletter
  May 2011  
Interview of the month

“A university’s worth is more than the criteria used in ranking.”

Writer, social activist, gender equality advocate and Vice-Chancellor of Malaysia’s National University, Sharifah Hapsah S.H. Shahabudin likes to quote Einstein’s maxim: “Not all that counts can be counted”. Among other achievements, she developed the quality assurance framework for all qualifications in Malaysia, EduInfo spoke to Professor Hapsah on the occasion of UNESCO’s Global Forum on University Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education (UNESCO, Paris 16-17 May)

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UNESCO Associated Schools join the “Kizuna” campaign for Japan’s schoolchildren

UNESCO-supported programme helps young tsunami survivors in Japan

“Yes She Can!” 2011 Global Action Week on EFA (2 - 8 May): mobilizing millions for girls' education

Africa invests in its children

UNESCO releases new data on cost and cost- effectiveness of sexuality education programmes

UNESCO report shows serious psychosocial problems in Gaza schools

International Symposium on Implementing Sexuality Education, New York, 27 April 2011

Education for All not just for developing countries, says UNESCO Director-General at meeting on education for Roma children

Pan-African Conference on Teachers in Togo (13-15 April)

Africa Regional Meeting of ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review Lomé, Togo (12 April)

Teaching the slave trade: educators share experiences at the UN

Coming up

Feature event on "Safe Schools and Education" at Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2011 (10-13 May)

ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review - Regional Preparatory Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean: “Key Education Challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean: Teachers, Quality, and Equity (12-13 May)

UNESCO Global Forum - Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses (16-17 May)

African Climate Teach-in Day (3 June)

High Level Meeting on AIDS at UN General Assembly (8-10 June)

Selected Publications More Publications

Financing education in Sub-Saharan Africa: meeting the challenges of expansion, equity and quality

National journeys towards education for sustainable development, 2011

Conceptual evolution and policy developments in lifelong learning

A teaching resource kit for mountain countries – A creative approach to environmental education

Teaching the transatlantic slave trade: achievements, challenges and perspectives


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