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The World This Week - 29 August 2014

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Latest update : 2013-12-05

PISA scores: the best and worst of education (part 2)

The latest international survey shows East Asian students are the best by far in every category. France and the UK are struggling to keep their heads above water. So what makes a good school? How do you prepare students to compete in today's competitive world?

  • Adrienne COVINGTON, Head of Middle School for the American Section at the Lycée International de St Germain en Laye;
  • Michael DAVIDSON, Head of the division responsible for early childhood education and schools in the Directorate for Education of the OECD;
  • Jiajia WANG, Professor of Chinese Art at Sciences Po Le Havre;
  • Anne Elisabeth MOUTET, Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph;
  • Jeff HUGHES, Secondary School teacher (from London).

Produced and prepared by Sara Bertilsson, Célia Caracena, Christopher Davis

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2014-08-28 WHO

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000 (part 2)

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

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2014-08-28 Guinea Conakry

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

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2014-08-06 China

US-Africa summit: Obama unveils $33 billion US investment plan for Africa

Over the past decade, sub-Saharan African countries have seen a staggering level of growth. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the US has been holding an unprecedented summit,...

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2014-08-27 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

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2014-08-27 Israel

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War (part 2)

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

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