Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2015/16

Paperback: £55.00
978-1-908609-18-2

Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2015/16

Contributors: Rupert Jones-Parry
Publication date: 15 June 2015
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-1-908609-18-2
Pages: 340

Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2015/16 is the essential overview of education in the Commonwealth.

Launched at the triennial Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers (19CCEM) in Nassau, The Bahamas in 2015, the publication is an invaluable resource for ministers, senior officials and other stakeholders. Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2015/16 reflects the conference theme of ‘Quality Education for Equitable Development: Performance, Paths, Productivity – the 3 Ps’.

This year’s edition looks at the role of schools and universities in the development agenda and the place of education in the 21st century as the Millennium Development Goals reach their target date.

Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2015/16 includes the latest thinking on:

- The relationship between the state and non-state education providers
- Access and quality – gender, language and curriculum issues
- The role of technical and vocational education and training
- Special focus on reading: basic literacy through to literature studies
- Catering for the increasing demand for higher education in developing countries
- The impact of transnational education: widening access vs preserving quality

The publication also includes extensive education profiles of the 53 Commonwealth member countries, incorporating the latest data on education systems, participation and outcomes.



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Minister’s Welcome – Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, The Bahamas

Foreword – Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma 
Overview – Joanna Nurse, Director, Health and Education Section, Commonwealth Secretariat 
 

 
 
Quality education for equitable development
 
Harnessing unique educational opportunities in the Caribbean – Emel Thomas 
 
Student achievement in Sri Lanka: Challenges and opportunities – Madura M. Wehella and Jayantha Balasooriya
 
Quality and equity in education – Trey Menefee and Mark Bray 
 
Global education goals: Flexibility, equity and quality – Dierdre Williams 
 
Policy learning from comparative research in education – Michael Crossley 
 
The Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards – Florence Malinga 
 
Three ‘new’ Rs: A return to education’s foundation – Marlene Huyler 
 
Why we live in testing times – Kip McGrath 
 
Re-engineering teacher education in Nigeria – Grace Chibiko Offorma 
 
Educating to create CARICOM’s ‘ideal Caribbean person’ – Hazel Simmons-McDonald 
 
Workforce development through renewable energy – David Fairbairn-Day 
 
Across borders: Commonwealth education development – Rosemary Preston  
 


 
 
Access, inclusion and equality 
 
Women’s economic empowerment and ‘second chance’ education – Fatimah Kelleher 
 
School dropout of primary-age children in the Commonwealth – Ved Goel 
 
Recognising the importance of education in Papua New Guinea – Winnie A. Kiap 
 
Tackling productivity in teaching and learning – Jim Wynn 
 
Utilising mobile technologies for students with disabilities – Simon Hayhoe 
 
Solving governments’ low-level education problems – Kip McGrath 
 
Using the arts to change the lives of disadvantaged children – Anne Louise Avery 
 

 
 
Performance in higher education 
 
What is the Commonwealth’s role in higher education? – John Kirkland 
 
India and international higher education – Neil Kemp 
 
Higher education policy and performance in 2015: Where next? – Richard Mawditt 
 
African private higher education: Contradictions and challenges – Louise Morley 
 
Not-for-profit business school ignites opportunity in South Africa – Penny Costley-White 
 
Overcoming inequalities in access to higher education – Pauline Rose and Sonia Ilie 
 
South-East Asia’s universities gain increasing recognition – Kate Bystrova 
 
Ensuring the high quality of international programmes – Mary Stiasny 
 
Vocational and transnational paths
Apprenticeships in England: New pathways to professions – Jade Fell
 
Innovative higher education – Tim Gore 
 
Technology improves access to Canadian higher education – Sara Starkey 
 
Universities, technology and scholarships in the Commonwealth – Tim Unwin 
 
Shanghai maths teachers bring Chinese wisdom to England – Katie Silvester 
 
Making it count: Teaching financial literacy in Jamaica – Teneica Barnaby, Elizabeth Gordon and Kasan Troupe
 
Literacy and the study of literature
Rethinking post-colonial history: Commonwealth literature studies – Helen Tiffin 
 
Build on Books: Enhancing the reading habits of children – Lori Spragg and Rosetta Nancy Kargbo 
 
Championing literature throughout the Commonwealth – Janet Wilson 
 
The plight of art and culture in Zimbabwe – Geoffrey V. Davis 
 
Whose culture? Colonialism and Caribbean literature – Michael A. Bucknor 
 
Enhancing a reading culture: Collaborative activities in Kenya – Chris Lukorito Wanjala and Alex Nelungo Wanjala 
 
Enabling literacy: Using phonics in developing countries – Christopher Jolly 
 
Writers in Schools: Using books to change lives – Selina Tusitala Marsh 
 
The African Storybook initiative: Local language resources – Jenny Glennie
About the contributor Expand or collapse me

Rupert Jones-Parry (Managing editor)

Rupert Jones-Parry was Head of Publications at the Commonwealth Secretariat. Prior to that, he worked in senior positions for several major UK publishers in the field of international education.