Jamila Afghani

Making Waves: Jamila Afghani

A profile of Afghan campaigner for women’s education and rights Jamila Afghani, who started by persuading the imams. Beena Nadeem talks to the unassuming trailblazer

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017

‘This is cultural genocide’

Indigenous communities in Colombia refuse to occupy an empty space in history, and believe their very cultural survival is at stake, reports Hazel Healy.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
Education against the odds. Yemeni children attend classs in a school building damaged by a Saudi-led air strike in Taez.

Education otherwise

The world is full of extraordinary schools. We feature three inspirational stories about courageous teachers, second-chance education and progressive pedagogy in Yemen, South Sudan and Colombia.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
Mistaking high test scores in China as a measure of quality, the West has adopted an exam-orientated system.

Fatal attraction

Why is the West racing to copy Asia’s education system as fast as the East scrambles to reform it? Yong Zhao takes to task an unhealthy and deluded romanticization of education.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
Education by e-book? A teacher and her class at low-cost private school  Bridge in Mpigi, Uganda.

Between a shark and the deep sea

Can a US chain of profit-making schools really help the poor? Patience Akumu reports on the impact of Bridge academies in Uganda.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017

Will Google take over the classroom?

Silicon Valley types say that with enough data, they can ‘fix’ education. Where are the teachers in this grand plan? asks Tamasin Cave.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017

Education for all – The facts

A snapshot of progress, setbacks and future prospects

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
Indigenous children are disproportionately left behind.

Leave no-one behind?

An update on progress towards the dream of universal education

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
A child practises writing the days of the week on the wall of her house in Meme, Cameroon.

Back to the drawing board

The Right has captured education all over the world. Hazel Healy makes the case for how to do things differently.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017

Then & Now

A photographic account of changes over the years in: housing; water; education; health; sanitation; food and farming; technology; and women.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
British parents boycott school census

British parents boycott school census

Parents have boycotted a school census to protect against administrators being ‘turned into border guards’ by the government, Amy Hall writes.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Numbers game: edu-businesses are keen to exploit the profit potential of schools around the world.

PISA-envy, Pearson and Starbucks-style schools

Good for corporations, but what about the pupils? Adam Unwin and John Yandell consider the impact of edu-businesses.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016

‘Acts of solidarity are what make us human’

Though facing overwhelming struggles of their own, teachers at the NUT conference in Brighton have been showing a true spirit of internationalism, writes Jo Lateu.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

Letter from Bangui: The school of hard knocks

Education means learning your rights, not just how to write, says Ruby Diamonde.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
A comic strip from an Accelerated Christian Education schoolbook teaches girls body shame at an early age.

The miseducation of Jonny Scaramanga

His escape from fundamentalist schooling.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015

Don't write in the profit margins

Children should be allowed to be children, not taught to 'turn over a profit', argues Steve Parry.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Chile's agitating students

Chile's agitating students

Eilis O'Neill on the struggle for free, quality, universal education.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014
Girl-friendly: new toilet facilities at the Ga’an Libah school in Somaliland.

A toilet makes a difference

Girls in Somalia now have a better chance of completing their education. Katharina Wecker explains.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Head in the books: do standardized exams have anything to offer students?

Argument: Are exams bad for children?

Teachers Stephanie Schneider and Matt Christison go head-to-head.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
Thousands took to the streets in Montreal, Canada, last May to protest against the tuition fee increase.

Québec’s Maple Spring

Richard Swift says Canada's wave of pots-and-pans protests signal the first major rupture with the austerity agenda.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012

Are religious schools bad for society?

Humanist Andrew Copson and feminist Catholic theologian Tina Beattie go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

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NI 447 - Banking on Hunger - November, 2011

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
Bad Education September, 2017
African village January, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Co-operatives July, 2012
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
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