GlobalEd Leadership Readers,
It’s school break in the US, so we are taking some time off. Our blogs will appear every two weeks in July and August.
Periodically we share some key resources for school leaders and education-related nonprofit organizational leaders—particularly those working in marginalized communities around the world.
Here are a few from our research and work in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the LATAM region that may be informative.
Responses to COVID-19 From Non-State School Leaders in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and, India: A Call for Educational Equity https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feduc.2021.618323/full
Learning Transfer: The Missing Link to Learning Among School Leaders in Burkina Faso and Ghana
Women School Leaders: Entrepreneurs in Low Fee Private Schools in Three West African Nations
From the Hechinger Report: Student teachers fail test about how kids learn, nonprofit finds–Teachers in training often pick teaching methods that are contrary to education research
Since I visit and work in schools in many nations, I’m often asked—Where around the world is innovation in education taking place? Well…there is innovation in many places so we try to showcase some of those schools, districts, organizations and social enterprises on this website –
Innovation in Education
USA: An Innovative school district to watch:
Cajon Valley, El Cajon California: https://www.cajonvalley.net/committeeof100
Over the last several years Cajon Valley has had hundreds of visitors from across the country and around the world tour their schools to learn from the innovations and modern curriculum the district has both created and put into practice.
Organizations that you should know:
HundrED.Org is a not-for-profit organization, which seeks and shares inspiring innovations in K12 education. This site describes numerous really cool innovations in education from around the world.
The Future Fund for Education: https://futurefundforeducation.org/about/team
Future Fund for Education partners with entrepreneurs and their ventures, their investment strategy goes beyond simply offering financial support. FFE provides multi-year technical assistance, mentorship and knowledge sharing a well as capital. They invest financial and intellectual capital in talented people leading early to mid-stage education ventures with a proven ability to create meaningful change.
Commonwealth Education Trust: https://commonwealtheducationtrust.org/about-us/
Learning poverty affects almost 250 million children around the world, stifling their life chances. It is estimated that up to 80% of children in low-income countries remain unable to read and understand a simple text by the age of ten. The Commonwealth Education Trust’s goal is to empower and upskill teachers so that more children will learn better. The Commonwealth Education Trust has an EdTech platform, Teach2030; providing opportunities for professional development for as many teachers worldwide as possible. Through their digital training platforms, they have already effectively upskilled more than 10,000 teachers in over 40 countries.
If your school is on holiday, enjoy your break!