Leaving no one behind in education – konferanse 16. juni
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norad and Union of Education Norway wish you welcome to the seminar «Leaving No One Behind in Education».
The seminar will take place at the Teachers House, centrally located in Oslo.
Address: Osterhausgate 4 A
More information about the seminar www.udf.no/osloed2016
Ensuring that all children attend school and learn calls for a massive scaling up of efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning. The new focus on leaving no one behind is vital and ambitious, but also challenging, as evidence indicates that inequalities in learning within countries are wider than inequalities across countries. We also know that inclusive and equitable learning opportunities depend on quality teaching, quality tools and environments. Investing in teachers and their profession – training, recruitment, equitable allocation, professional development, motivation and support – as a way to ensure formative assessment, student centered approaches and quality learning is vital.
As a follow up of the 2015 Oslo Summit on Education for Development, Norway will organize a seminar at the margins of the Board Meeting of the Global Partnership for Education. The aims of the seminar are threefold:
To identify the children and youth that are in danger of being left behind. What are the key barriers to accessing and completing quality education?
To discuss what practical measures can be taken to prevent this from happening. Based on lessons learned from EFA, MDGs and other initiatives, identify public policies that work and successful innovations that target vulnerable children and youth.
To promote ways to ensure learning for all. What are the critical elements needed in terms of improving the quality of teaching and learning for all students and what resources will be needed to achieve this?
The seminar will come up with recommendations to the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, both with regard to identifying gaps in knowledge and proposed action needed to ensure that no one is left behind in education and learning. A special focus will be to identify new and innovative approaches that have the potential to be scaled up.