Despite the rise in enrolment figures, 75 million children, primarily girls, the poor and other marginalized groups in the developing world, remain out of school and a significant number of school children drop out before completing primary school.
It is against this backdrop that the Second Expertsí meeting on Enhancing Learning takes place at UNESCO headquarters on September 2 to 4. The Enhancing Learning (EL) initiative launched in 2007, by UNESCO, aims to make quality Education accessible to all children.
Assessment studies worldwide show that a large number of children even after attending schools enter the world of work or further education with very low levels of competencies that are likely to impact the quality of their professional lives.
The meeting aims to review and discuss research findings on EL studies to inform strategies to enhance learning and inclusion; to define basic skills required in order to set up monitoring; to develop partnerships to improve quality learning outcomes in basic and secondary education.