Global perspectives on primary education
Global perspectives on primary education

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Comparing interviews: part 1

In the following ten-minute interview, Sally Gear, Senior Education Adviser at DFID, talks to Liz Chamberlain, Senior Lecturer at The Open University, about key issues for the education of girls around the world.

Activity 6a

Listen to this interview and then answer the questions that follow.

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What are the issues that Sally Gear raises with regard to a worldwide need for a focus on facilitating girls’ access to schooling and fostering their continued attendance?

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What is the concept of ‘wrap around needs’ in relation to the socio-economic factors that can affect girls’ attendance at school and their transitioning through a country’s educational system?

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What are the reasons why some countries may be reluctant to be included in PISA tests and the consequent ranking of shared results?

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