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Here is Marty Kaplan’s presentation on From Attention to Engagement. I would like to vote it as one of the best presentations on media, entertainment and technology I have ever watched. To me, it is a GREAT presentation.
Bridging knowledge gaps
Today, the demand for secondary education worldwide is soaring due to progress towards universal primary school completion, large cohorts of young people searching for the key to a better life, and the global demand for an increasingly sophisticated labor force.
Equal Opportunities International | Improving access to secondary education in Kenya: what can be done?Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse factors that influence access to secondary education, and strategies for improving access to secondary education in Kenya. Design/methodology/approach – A logit model estimated using the Welfare Monitoring Household Survey while a simulation model is used to evaluate some of the strategies for improving access to secondary school education.
The UIS is the official source of data used to monitor Education for All ( EFA ) and the education-related targets of the Millennium Development Goals ( MDGs ) as well as related international initiatives. Tracking progress towards EFA
(c) I.Phetsiriseng Understanding the challenges facing access to secondary education in the Asia-Pacific requires much more than solely analyzing enrolment rates, but calls for a more comprehensive examination of many and multiple factors—including gender, socio-economic, ethnic and rural-urban disparities. Universalizing primary education has been an important endeavour for all countries in the international community.
The concept of Empower Orphans was ideated by Neha Gupta in 2005, when she was only nine years old.
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The October 24-27 event is the flagship meeting of the world’s telecoms industries, brought together by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the specialised United Nations agency responsible for information and communication technologies. In the run up to the event, and during it, we’ll be showcasing the ideas of young people, aged 8-18, alongside the debates, panels and corridor discussions of these influential delegates.
As the unique regular platform, within the UN System, allowing youth to submit recommendations to Member States representatives at the highest decision-making level, the UNESCO Youth Forum held from 17 to 20 October 2011, brought together more than 500 youth voices from across the world to debate “How youth drive change”. From the Arab Spring to the many youth-led social innovation projects implemented in their communities, the Forum showcased the important contributions that young women and men can make towards peace, democracy and development.
L’université est une matrice où l’on se sent mal à l’aise, mais où règne une certaine sécurité. ( Robert Escarpit )
I put a short post up a few days ago in an online group I’m in, with the above image and this brief description:
As Facebook and Twitter have come to play a larger role in getting the word out about issues such as unrest in Egypt, much of what is done using these social tools — particularly by younger users — has been criticized as “slacktivism.” In other words, it is seen as just empty gestures such as changing an avatar or posting a status update, rather than real activism around social issues. But a new study from the University of California has found that younger Internet users become more socially engaged in the real world , not just online.
The kinds of skills workers need are changing rapidly, and education and training systems must adapt to equip young people for different kinds of jobs, new technologies and unforeseen problems.