EFF7: Access & Quality in Education — Can We Achieve Both?

July 17, 2013

Quality and access to education continue to top the list of education priorities in countries across the world. According to UNESCO in 2010 59 million primary school-age children were not enrolled in school and 31 million primary school-age children had dropped out of school. An additional 32 million repeated a grade. These figures are truly shocking but is access to education enough? Students today live in an entirely different world to 10, even 5 years ago. The digitally connected world is bringing down boundaries and making education more fluid. Pupils are increasingly demanding a more personalised working environment with instant access to data and collaborative team work as the norm.

EFF7 looked at key questions, such as: How can we balance the needs of access and quality and how do we measure quality? Can we achieve both? What will be the drivers and who will champion the students? What are we doing to address the issue of an education system that is still failing many students, leaving them poorly prepared for work or enterprise? It also included comments and presentations from fellows, special guests and guest speakers Carol Bellamy and Andreas Schleicher.

For more information about EF7, download the agenda. Also if you missed the debate, watch the complete recording below.

Download Carol Bellamy’s Presentation
View Andreas Schleicher’s Prezi Presentation