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Girls’ Education and Gender Equality: Looking forward to 2015

For girls and women, education is a key building block in the process of empowerment. Along with equal economic opportunities and use of productive assets, equal representation in decision-making bodies, and freedom from drudgery, violence and coercion, it is an essential ingredient in achieving gender equality.

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Global Media Forum 2014: Challenges for the Media – from Information to Participation

Global Media Forum 2014: Challenges for the Media – from Information to Participation | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it

Just a blink of the eye in world history, the 40-year existence of the Internet has been revolutionary, its impact comparable to the invention of the printing press nearly 600 years ago.

 

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Young people learn more from positive messages than negative warnings

Young people learn more from positive messages than negative warnings | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
Young people are more likely to pay attention to health and safety campaigns with positive messages than negative warnings, according to new research
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Malala Yousafzai amazing answer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Malala Yousafzai giving an emotional answer about how she would treat a member of the Taliban if he came to her house. Taken from The Daily Show dated 2013.1...
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Battling against the odds: a school for Nairobi's slum children

Battling against the odds: a school for Nairobi's slum children | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
One man has set up a school for underprivileged children in Nairobi. With the help of his dedicated staff, Dan Ndula hopes to make it possible for pupils to leave the slums where they grew up.
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Analysis: Massive education gaps confront displaced children in Rakhine

Analysis: Massive education gaps confront displaced children in Rakhine | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
Phay is one of hundreds of primary school-aged children now receiving emergency education at the Thea Chaung internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp, home to more than 10,000 Muslim Rohingyas, outside Sittwe, the provincial capital of Myanmar's...
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Sustainability education picks up in Germany

Sustainability education picks up in Germany | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
In Germany, secondary schools in different states are slowly starting to incorporate the subject of sustainability into their syllabus. But, there are problems in standardizing common goals.
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Envisioning the Future of Education - Infographic

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Millennial Women Aren't Opting Out; They're Doubling Down

Millennial Women Aren't Opting Out; They're Doubling Down | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
The increasing rate at which young women are enrolling in college is a bigger story than declining rates of labor force participation.
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Education Inequality: Why Those Who Are Born Poor Die Poor

Education Inequality: Why Those Who Are Born Poor Die Poor | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it

This post was produced for the Global Economic Symposium 2013 to accompany a session on “Trade, Poverty, and Inequality.” Read more at http://blog.global-economic-symposium.org/.

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Somali parents take education into their own hands

Somali parents take education into their own hands | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
For decades, Somalia has had no government and thus no state education system. About 40 percent of Somali children attend school, according to UN figures. Most of these schools are run by parents.
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Taliban's criticism of Malala 'reflects a mindset'

Taliban's criticism of Malala 'reflects a mindset' | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
A senior Taliban commander has written an open letter to teenage Pakistani activist Malala, accusing her of running a 'smear campaign' against them. Experts say the letter is a reaction to Malala's historic UN speech.
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Malala Yousafzai to tell UN: books and pens are our most powerful weapons

Malala Yousafzai to tell UN: books and pens are our most powerful weapons | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban will address the world body in New York and call for universal free education
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Malala Comes To The United Nations

Malala Comes To The United Nations | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it

Malala Yousafzai may be one of the best-known students in the world, but she is also a teacher. This month she will mark her 16th birthday by coming to the United Nations and sharing an important lesson about education -- particularly for girls around the world.

 

 

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Cambodian School Educates New Generation of Social Workers

Cambodian School Educates New Generation of Social Workers | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
Cambodia has some 3,000 registered non-profit groups. Some work on highly sensitive issues such as violence against women and human trafficking. But there are few Cambodians formally trained for suc...
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Asia’s parents suffering 'education fever'

Asia’s parents suffering 'education fever' | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it

Zhang Yang, a bright 18-year old from a rural town in Anhui province in China was accepted to study at a prestigious traditional medicine college in Hefei. But the news was too much for his father Zhang Jiasheng.

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Dominican Republic banks on education to combat climate change

Dominican Republic banks on education to combat climate change | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
Educating people is important if the environment is to be protected. But that can only happen when everyone involved understands what’s at stake. That’s why the Dominican Republic is investing in climate education.
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Jordan: Schooling and comfort both in short supply

Jordan: Schooling and comfort both in short supply | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it

What are the chances of bumping into the same child twice, in the space of one year, in a city of 130,000 people? Scant, I’d say. Until I bumped into Ahmed the other day in his hometown: the Za’atari refugee camp. It was dusty and burning hot and I was shooting stills. When I first went to Za’atari, I could easily cover the camp on foot. Today, it would take me hours to go from one end to the other.

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A Schoolboy Error: Museveni’s Broken Promise to Ugandan Teachers Provokes Strike Action

A Schoolboy Error: Museveni’s Broken Promise to Ugandan Teachers Provokes Strike Action | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it

The Ugandan government’s failure to fulfil its pledge to increase teachers’ salaries has resulted in country-wide strikes, with no easy resolution on the horizon.

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Battle for literacy goes digital

Battle for literacy goes digital | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
World Literacy Day is a reminder that at least one in 10 people can't read or write in developing countries as well as in industrialized nations. But even basic literacy isn't enough in the Internet age.
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Data and Statistics: The Only Way to Measure Impact?

Data and Statistics: The Only Way to Measure Impact? | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
Over the past year, education in India has witnessed a boom in the number of NGOs, foundations and enterprises aspiring to transform the education system by giving meaningful instruction to children from low-income families.
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iTeachers and Apps in Malawi: Downloading or Downgrading Education?

iTeachers and Apps in Malawi: Downloading or Downgrading Education? | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it

What do you do when there are 80 pupils per class and not nearly enough teachers to go around? One option: download an app.

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Education and empowerment: you're nobody until somebody trains you

Education and empowerment: you're nobody until somebody trains you | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
Formal education, whether academic or vocational, is often presented as a guaranteed way to change the lives of adolescent girls – but it's not that simple, argues Abigail Hunt
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Students with immigrant backgrounds remain isolated in Germany

Students with immigrant backgrounds remain isolated in Germany | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
The choice of school for children in Germany depends increasingly on their social and ethnic background. But this kind of social separation comes with disadvantages for migrants, a recent study suggests.
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Documentary Planned on Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban

Documentary Planned on Malala Yousafzai, Girl Shot by Taliban | Education and the Role of the Media | Scoop.it
Davis Guggenheim, the documentary-maker behind “Waiting for Superman” and “An Inconvenient Truth,” is making a film about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani education advocate.
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Filmmaking empowers slum kids with a voice

The opening scene of a six-minute documentary, Infertility, starts with a young bride wearing a blue sari and flowers in hair and sweeping the floor. Her in-laws abuse her for not providing them a heir. The director of this documentary is 12-year-old Preeti Gautam who doesn't even know how to spell infertility. But this girl from Madanpur Khadar has shot the movie as suicides due to infertility are a big problem in her locality.

 

 

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