Tag Archive for 'education'

Lessons from PISA for Libraries

While it is not without its critics, the PISA test remains a key reference point for education policy-makers around the world. By looking to test what fifteen year-olds can do in reading, maths and science around the world, it looks to provide a basis for thinking about what works in […]

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School Libraries Deliver on the Rights of the Child

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the signature of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. While this was not the first international agreement to focus on the specific needs of children, it is the most high-profile, and has put the idea of children’s rights firmly on the political […]

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Helping Teachers Help All Learners: Libraries and Minority Languages

Through providing materials, developing information literacy skills, offering a space for study, and acting as a gateway to lifelong learning opportunities, libraries are a key part of the education infrastructure. The service libraries provide is universal, but there are cases where they can be particularly important, for example for speakers […]

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Libraries Transforming Education: Equity, Capability, Continuity

This year’s International Youth Day focuses on the need to transform education. As the United Nations’ own website underlines, the combination of the crucial role of education in delivering other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the future role of young people themselves, makes this a vital area of […]

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What Makes Libraries Unique in Achieving… SDG 4

This is the first of a series of blogs for the 2019 High Level Political Forum, looking at the different SDGs in focus this year. Sustainable Development Goal 4 is the first of the SDGs to be explored this year. It focuses on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and […]

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The 10-Minute Library Advocate #24: Think What Your Audience Wants to Hear

Advocacy is about getting people to agree with you. When you talk with someone, you want them to understand that you have shared goals, and that you can help them. Especially for decision-makers, who often have to face problems, libraries should look like a solution. To do this, you need […]

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Intellectual Property Is Important for…

We often forget that intellectual property rights – such as copyright, patents or trademarks – are not ends in themselves, but instruments at the service of development, creativity, innovation and welfare. Today, for World Intellectual Property Day 2019, we want to show this side of intellectual property, and how it […]

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