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Reaching the Marginalised, Education for All GMR (Scotland)

30 April 2010

Venue: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

30 April 2010 (9:30-16:00)

Download the report from the event from the documents sidebar.

This Seminar was held by the UK National Commission for UNESCO in partnership with Learning Teaching Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Seminar to disseminate the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2010 in Scotland.

  • Keith Brown (Scotland’s Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning) - will open the seminar
  • Olav Seim (Director EFA International Co-ordination Team, UNESCO) - keynote speaker
  • Yusuf Sayed (Senior Policy Consultant, Education for All  Global Monitoring Report Team, UNESCO and University of Sussex)

The 2010 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) focused on "reaching the most marginalized”. All education systems, including those of Scotland, have to address problems of marginalisation. Chronic poverty, social exclusion, and inequalities linked to gender, race and ethnicity, conflict, location, and disability can interact to lock disadvantaged groups into extreme educational disadvantage.

The seminar engaged over 135 Scottish practitioners and policy-makers in a discussion about the root causes of education marginalisation in Scotland and in the rest of the world by:

  • looking at policy solutions which are combating it, both at home and abroad, through relevant case studies
  • identifying how Scotland can support progress in the areas covered by the GMR towards reaching the Education for All goals by 2015.

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