New report on TVET in Sub-Saharan Africa

Our new report on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Sub-Saharan is available in German:

Haßler, B., Stock, I., Schaffer, J., Winkler, E., Kagambèga, A., Haseloff, G., Watson, J., Marsden, M., Gordon, R., Damani, K. (2019). Berufsbildung in Subsahara-Afrika: Eine systematische Aufarbeitung des Forschungsstandes. VET Repository, Bundesinstitut für Berufs-bildung, Bonn, Germany. Creative-Commons-Lizenz CC BY 4.0. URN: urn:nbn:de:0035-vetrepository-775510-9 VET Repository: https://lit.bibb.de/vufind/Record/DS184013.

A Digital Object Identifier is available too https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3334690.

An English-language version will be available in April 2020. Please register here for a PDF copy: https://bjohas.de/go/tvet2020.

Announcement of the EdTech Hub: UK aid funds world’s biggest educational technology research project

The Overseas Development Institute, the REAL Centre (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge), Results for Development, Jigsaw, Brink and Open Development & Education, together with the World Bank, will partner with DFID to help improve the use of educational technology in low-income countries.

UK aid is joining forces with British universities, researchers and education experts from around the world to create the largest ever education technology research and innovation project.

More than 380 million children worldwide will finish primary schools without being able to read or do basic maths. One of the major challenges for education technology in parts of Africa and Asia is that while governments and schools focus on buying hardware such as laptops and tablets, opportunities for teachers to improve their practice (drawing on the use the technology) to support children’s learning.

The new UK aid supported Educational Technology Hub (the #EdTechHub) is bringing together universities, research companies and education experts to help children, teachers and governments in developing countries get up to speed with the new technology in their classrooms. The Department for International Development (DFID) is working with the World Bank on the EdTech hub, which aims to create the largest global body of research that looks at how education technology is being used and how this can be improved.

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Research and Innovation to Fulfil the Potential of EdTech

70 YEARS IS TOO LONG TO WAIT

It will be 70 years before we achieve universal primary education for all children, according to the Global Education Monitoring Report’s business-as-usual scenario. How much longer until those children are learning well and their teachers are well-supported? 

70 years is too long to wait. We know technology has the potential to accelerate progress and increase equity — or, it could distract and exacerbate inequality. That’s why, a new programme — the EdTech Hub — we will galvanise a global community in pursuit of catalytic impact, focusing on evidence so we can collectively abandon what does not work and reallocate funding and effort to what does.

With support from UK Aid and in partnership with the World Bank and others, the EdTech Hub will work to advance knowledge and practice through research, innovation, and engagement. It is committed to using rigorous evidence and innovation to improve the lives of the most marginalised.

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TVET Community Report

Dear TVET forum members,

You may recall our earlier message regarding setting up a TVET directory for Sub-Saharan Africa — many thanks to all those who contributed to this (see here). Since then, with the help of those who have responded, we identified relevant literature and have undertaken a comprehensive literature review of the TVET research literature on TVET in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as conducted numerous interviews. Our results are summarised in a 160-page report (in English).

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