Women’s Literacy and the Links Between Maternal Health, Reproductive Health and Daughter Education

Development agencies have found two predictable indicators for longevity among women in developing countries: accessible clean water and literacy skills. Of the 1 billion illiterate people in the world, two thirds of them are women. Literate women average 2 children per family while illiterate women give birth to 6–8 children. Educated women are more likely… Read more

Child Friendly Schools and Learning Outcomes

A rights-based, child-friendly school has two basic characteristics: It is a child-seeking and a child-centred school. Above all, it must reflect an environment of good quality characterised by several essential aspects: inclusive of children, effective for learning, healthy and protective of children, gender-sensitive and involved with children, families, and communities. This report includes a collection… Read more

Innovations in Education

There is a significant body of evidence showing the efforts of educational institutes all over the world to innovate their educational systems in order to extend services, improve performance and communication flows, and to reduce costs. There is a wide list of diverse promoters of innovative initiatives in education including international organisations active in the… Read more

Sanitation and Education in Asia

The multiple ways in which water, sanitation, and hygiene education in schools (WASH in Schools) contributes toward education – including attendance, retention and learning – is fairly well documented. When children have access to clean and appropriate toilets, hand washing facilities, adequate and clean water they are healthier, are more likely to attend school regularly,… Read more

Non Formal Education in Asia

This response includes articles on education in Asia. Substantial evidence is lacking on the comparable effectiveness of non formal education versus formal primary schooling in terms of the learning achievements, employment opportunities and incomes of children who undertake either route. Development agencies report that a nine-month non formal programme raises children’s education to the same… Read more

Short Distance Learning Courses on Development and Nutrition

The University of London and the Open University are the main two academic institutions in the UK that run short, distance learning courses in development. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), an institute of the University of London, directs a module on Nutrition and Infection. Students register for this course through the… Read more

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