Amel Karboul: The global learning crisis -- and what to do about it
Amel Karboul - Education pioneer
Dr. Amel Karboul builds bridges between the private, public sector and civil society to solve today’s global challenges in education. Full bio
of a bold leadership decision.
of the country's national budget
even by today's standards.
roads and running water?
infrastructure we have are minds,
free, high-quality education
of other Tunisians,
to that historic decision.
a global learning crisis.
and not education crisis,
the quarter of a billion children
or failing to learn.
I joined the Education Commission.
by former UK Prime Minister
for Global Education Gordon Brown.
from schooling to learning,
how many bodies are in classrooms
about this big, vast, silent,
invent the wheel to do so.
from the best in class,
we looked at countries by income level:
fastest improvers in education do,
at the same rate as the fastest improvers
in school and learning.
"You should move as fast as Finland."
for primary and secondary pupils
assessment for literacy and numeracy,
than in other developing countries,
are made public.
Student Assessment --
many wealthy economies,
and make those achievements public?"
at primary school,
at lower secondary school.
their attention on delivering results,
to prioritize education spending
if children are learning?
into broken systems
and political parties can say,
so much money on education,
education systems to deliver results
we won't have enough qualified teachers?
became a teacher --
tertiary education became a teacher --
of the thousands of communities
attending grade 11 in 2015.
in the northwest of Brazil.
the size of Germany,
in jungle and rivers.
and his fellow student
or stopping studying altogether,
a guarantee for every Brazilian
to implement this by 2016.
to high-quality education,
is huge and expensive.
math and science and history teachers
trained content teachers in Manaus
in those scattered communities.
by a more generalist tutoring teacher
in those communities
to the context and time.
and tutoring teacher important?
because in many countries,
enough qualified teachers.
teachers do too many things
or not supposed to do.
of the spectrum here,
on average, every doctor
with 20, 40, 70 patients
doing it all by themselves:
absurd and impossible,
all over the world every day
and tutoring teachers is amazing
the paradigm of the teacher,
are not just in school
the status of the profession
wanted to become teachers.
the paradigm of the teacher.
technology for learning.
can present information back.
is not always perfect.
of the classrooms
or internet not working.
of over 300,000 students
the media center solution
and can help us bring school to children
all over the world?"
even to implement the best ideas.
we started two initiatives
Generation" a reality.
the Pioneer Country Initiative.
education their priority
systems to deliver results.
called the delivery approach.
we take everyone into a room --
and the solution we come up with
and supported by everyone.
focus on follow-up.
what was supposed to be done,
physically to the district or school
just hoping that it happened.
for students in secondary education
in just over two years.
to make the Learning Generation a reality
the backbone of education investment.
about Vietnam earlier
increasing their investment
of their national budget in two decades.
want to borrow money for education?
to build a bridge or a road,
of a bridge and show it to everyone
the middle income trap,
or not poor, thankfully, anymore,
or interest-free loans,
interests on their loans.
in a finance facility for education,
more finance for education.
or even eliminate completely,
and pay this money over time
from a better-educated population.
in the last G20 meeting in Germany,
education is on the international agenda.
to the personal level,
to invest a young country's budget,
budget in education,
been able to go to school,
the transition phase.
that emerged from the Arab Spring
of our generation.
that we've got to win.
About the speaker:Amel Karboul - Education pioneer
Dr. Amel Karboul builds bridges between the private, public sector and civil society to solve today’s global challenges in education.
Why you should listen
Amel Karboul nurtures and inspires a new generation of responsible leaders, teams and organizations to create breakthroughs in their thinking, to transform themselves and to work towards a just and sustainable future.
Together with the Education Commission team, she has played a leading role in a major global initiative engaging world leaders, policymakers and researchers, and she has developed a renewed and compelling investment case and financing pathway for achieving equal educational opportunity for children and young people.
Karboul has also built The Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF) as a non-partisan think- and do-tank, and with her team she has engaged a new type of conversation between public and private audiences and nurtured new solutions for education (including de-radicalisation), employment, leadership and gender equality. She also co-lead the establishment of first democratic society in Arab nation, began economic reform and created and deployed effective pioneering digital media engagement between government and citizen on very limited budget as cabinet minister.
Karboul published her book, Coffin Corner, outlining a new leadership culture suited to the complexity and dynamics of the 21st century. Nominated as one of ten leading young African politicians, her professional brand is first and foremost that of a highly intelligent, well connected, creative and inspirational go-getter with a track record of making things happen.
Karboul received a Master's degree with honors in mechanical engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany and holds a Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring from Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. She has held leadership roles at numerous firms including Mercedes-Benz, DaimlerChrysler and worked in senior consultant roles at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg as well as visiting faculty at DukeCE. Her two daughters, meditation and yoga keep her sane.
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