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Solution for Reinventing Education

The Challenge

Global competition and the global financial crisis have put additional pressures on education programs around the world—what they should deliver, how they should be delivered and how they should be ...

Global competition and the global financial crisis have put additional pressures on education programs around the world—what they should deliver, how they should be delivered and how they should be financed in terms of the relative contributions of the public and private sectors.

Investing in early education, with incentives to encourage the engagement of the parents, is better than fixing problems later.

Making early childhood education available to all children is the key to equal opportunity and achievement later in life. Schools must provide high-quality early education and have sufficient and highly qualified staff and resources at their disposal. Efforts must be made to increase the participation of immigrant children and those from socially disadvantaged families.

Parents must be encouraged to enroll their children in a high-quality childcare center as early as possible. But as children still spend most of their time with their families and as family is essential to all children, parents should also be encouraged and helped to foster the cognitive and noncognitive skills in their children at home. Special help, contacts, courses, etc., should be easily available to parents.

Childcare centers and other early childhood educatioal institutions must collaborate with schools so that children can make the transition from one to the other without disruption.

    Implemen- tations

    Implementation
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    A range of measures by the Kenyan Government

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society

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    Relate elite universities’ access to public funds to their success in transmitting their knowledge to other universities.

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    Relate elite universities’ access to public funds to their success in transmitting their knowledge to other universities.

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    Encourage more evidence-based studies to help policy-makers formulate decisions that will reform and restructure theeducational system.

    Encourage more evidence-based studies to help policy-makers formulate decisions that will reform and restructure theeducational system.

    Encourage more evidence-based studies to help policy-makers formulate decisions that will reform and restructure the
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    Give an “education service contract” to older, experienced people to encourage them to impart their insights to students.

    Give an “education service contract” to older, experienced people to encourage them to impart their insights to students.

    Give an “education service contract” to older, experienced people to encourage them to impart their insights to students.

    Polity, Civil Society
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    Reinvent education using powerful distance-learning tools adapted to the economic development of a country—from community radio to more technological-intensive e-learning.

    Reinvent education using powerful distance-learning tools adapted to the economic development of a country—from community radio to more technological-intensive e-learning.

    Reinvent education using powerful distance-learning tools adapted to the economic development of a country—from community radio to more technological-intensive e-learning.

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society