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

“Women can save the planet”

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir of Iceland was the world's first elected woman President and served from 1980 to 1996. Today, as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador she continues her tireless work for women’s rights, education and sustainability. She is convinced that women can save the planet. At a recent conference on girls’ and women’s education in UNESCO, she shared her infectious optimism with other speakers, the audience and afterwards with EduInfo.

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World AIDS Day: UNESCO launches major web resource

Symposium explores links between HIV & AIDS education, school health and nutrition

More and better aid needed to get all children into school

UNESCO Associated Schools teacher wins prestigious U.S. award

Accessible ICTs for Personalized Learning for Students with Disabilities   

UNESCO awarded Magisterio prize for excellence in education

UNESCO launches new template to assess progress in adult education

Managing teacher migration in emergencies

EFA Crowdsourcing Challenge: How would you reinforce primary education?

Aid to education still vastly insufficient, new figures show

Needed: $2.5 billion for education over the next three years

Launch of UNESCO Guidebook for Textbook Research and Textbook Revision

UNESCO helps small islands educate for climate change

The role of education in a world of 7 billion people

Launch of UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers

Educators living with HIV meet to address the illness

Education after 2015 debated at the UNESCO General Conference

Coming up

6-8 December: 15th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, Jakarta

6-9 December: First UNESCO International Consultation on Homophobic Bullying in Educational Institutions, Rio de Janeiro

12-16 December: UNESCO Mobile Learning Week

15 December Teaching difficult issues in primary schools: the example of the Holocaust 

Selected Publications More Publications

Global education digest 2011: comparing education statistics across the world

Guidelines for open educational resources (OER) in higher education

Smaller, quicker, cheaper: improving learning assessments for developing countries

Directions in educational planning: international experiences and perspectives

Parenting education: guidebook

Facilitators' handbook for parenting education

Accreditation of prior learning as a lever for lifelong learning: lessons learnt from the New Opportunities Initiative, Portugal

Teaching philosophy in Europe and North America

Achieving EFA through equivalency programmes in Asia-Pacific: a regional overview with highlights from India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines

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