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CEC Annual Conference 2015

Educational Engagement and Out-of-School Youth in the Commonwealth

 

2nd June 2015, British Council, Spring Gardens, London

 

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The Commonwealth theme for 2015, A Young Commonwealth, informs this year’s CEC conference. It addresses international concern at the limited prospects awaiting many of the world’s young people as they embark on adult, family, community, economic and political lives. It will discuss the opportunities for those with the least schooling and how this could be improved with every additional year of education and/or training.

This conference will review the factors that hinder post primary youth enrolment and their impact on society, communities and employment. It will consider what approaches and policies might best break down barriers, offering practical examples of formal and non-formal interventions that promote education and training and encourage greater inclusion.

Speakers include:

Nicholas Burnett: Director, Results for Development, Washington DC

Layne Robinson: Commonwealth Youth Division.

Frances Ferreira: Commonwealth Of Learning, Vancouver.

Emily Echessa: Deputy Head of Education, Save the Children UK.

Fatimah Kelleher: Council for Education in the Commonwealth.

Mustafa Azar Kamal: Bangladesh Open University. 

19CCEM

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The 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers Meeting (19CCEM) will take place in Nassau, the Bahamas, between 22nd and 26th June 2015.

Building on the recommendations of the Commonwealth Ministerial Working Group established following 18CCEM in Mauritius, the theme of the 19CCEM is

“Quality Education for Equitable Development: Performance, Paths and Productivity”.

Performance, Paths and Productivity, now collectively known as the ‘3Ps’,  are explained in  the following summaries:

PERFORMANCE of the varied education systems must be facilitated by functional assessments, curriculum, teaching methodologies, supporting systems, and overall policy and practices that are progressive and adaptable;

 PATHS leading to quality education must be examined to ensure that they can enable our citizens to achieve both personal and national goals. Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET) remains a viable and inclusive pathway for our citizens to achieve an education which empowers them. It is critical that TVET is discussed and its possible impact on vexing issues such as high rates of student dropout, failure of individual students to persist in their studies and ultimately, the resultant exclusion from formal education and the labour market. The notion of paths also alludes to non-traditional and alternative methods for the delivery of education, including the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to advance Open and Distance Learning opportunities;

PRODUCTIVITY achieved will be a direct result of the efforts and the financial investment made and resulting improvement in education.

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