IAU Collaborative Workshop:A three-step activity to discuss possible links    between higher education (HE) and      Educa...
University of Nairobi    24/01/2013                   Dr. Loise Gichuhi
Introduction                   The EFA 2015 agenda has been there since Dakar  2000. which had been coined from Jomtien1...
Intro…                       The international community has had several events  and commitments and has seen a lot of p...
EFA 2015 to EFA Post                        2015                            GMR 2012, noted that progress towards many o...
Cont…                        Do we continue with the EFA framework post 2015 or  should the international community guid...
Conti….                     Are we too ambitious ? Discussion are already shaping up to post 2015. There is need to cr...
Re-thinking The Teacher            The teachers knowledge and abilities are at the heart  of children’s learning in scho...
University and the           Teacher               It is important to re evaluate the Teacher’s role in  EFA As 2015 EF...
Conti…                       University should be an EFA compass. When education  stakeholders are looking for a directi...
Conclusion                  As the varsities prepare the teacher for EFA what  kind of teacher are we looking for? The ...
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An overview of ways on how higher education and reserach could be better linked to EFA given at the IAU Workshop on higher education for EFA, held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 24-25 January 2013.
Presented by Prof Loise Gichuhi, University of Nairobi

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  • What worked and what did not work. What lessons can be replicated for post 2015.
  • Higher education and research for EFA

    1. 1. IAU Collaborative Workshop:A three-step activity to discuss possible links between higher education (HE) and Education For All (EFA) locally
    2. 2. University of Nairobi 24/01/2013  Dr. Loise Gichuhi
    3. 3. Introduction  The EFA 2015 agenda has been there since Dakar 2000. which had been coined from Jomtien1990 22 years down the line we have had reasonably successes and almost an equal measure of challenges The EFA picture is not shinning. Some dark patches remain.
    4. 4. Intro…  The international community has had several events and commitments and has seen a lot of progress in enrollments BUT By 2010, 61 million children remain out of school, 30 million in Africa and 10 million drop out of school every year in Africa. We need to check on both the pulling and pushing factors.
    5. 5. EFA 2015 to EFA Post 2015  GMR 2012, noted that progress towards many of the targets is slowing down. Need to note that the 1st 4 goals focused on age- appropriate access while the last 2 goals deal with gender equity and quality education. The aim of My discussion is to continue the debate on the last 22 years targeted for Education for All and rethink on the way forward
    6. 6. Cont…  Do we continue with the EFA framework post 2015 or should the international community guide through other education frameworks ? How can the national agenda inform the international agenda? Should each region develop its own agenda? What role should be played by different stakeholders, private and public? Should it bottom up approach or top bottom approach? Is it south to North or North to south, or south to south?
    7. 7. Conti….  Are we too ambitious ? Discussion are already shaping up to post 2015. There is need to create a national dialogue and join the great education debate that will reshape the international development agenda. Higher education agenda in EFA has been seen through the teacher training Lens.
    8. 8. Re-thinking The Teacher  The teachers knowledge and abilities are at the heart of children’s learning in school. The connection of Teacher –Learner – quality learning = quality human development. How do we prepare the teacher sufficiently to teach? And guide learning? What role can the University play in both Pre - service and post –service in addressing EFA 2015 or EFA post 2015?
    9. 9. University and the Teacher  It is important to re evaluate the Teacher’s role in EFA As 2015 EFA deadline comes closer, the 2013 GMR theme is Teaching and Learning. In order to contribute towards this agenda , the Universities should develop their capacity for anticipation and be able to respond to the trust placed in them by the society.
    10. 10. Conti…  University should be an EFA compass. When education stakeholders are looking for a direction, university should be handy to help When the education stakeholders are looking for data and research findings , the University are able to provide The teacher that is well prepared from the Varsity, therefore, should have a multiplier effect at the learners level To meet this multi-dimensional agenda, the university should be more flexible and adaptable
    11. 11. Conclusion  As the varsities prepare the teacher for EFA what kind of teacher are we looking for? The teacher reform for EFA 2015 and EFA post 2015 should be an endless process Universities should be more proactive and not reactive in matters EFA. Should play a direct role in EFA by embracing partnering even with non traditional actors.
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