School of Education (LUMS) EduSpeak: The Global Learning Crisis – What We Do Know, What We Don’t by Prof. Lant Pritchett

RISE Research Director Lant Pritchett delivered a talk, “The Global Learning Crisis: What We Do Know, What We Don’t”, hosted by the Syed Ahsan Ali & Syed Maratib School of Education, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on 7 February 2020. The discussion centred around the education sector and how it has become much more complex over the years. Additionally, Pritchett spoke on the ‘Learning Crisis’ and how systems need to be realigned to counter the issue.

Incoherent in Translation? Why We Can Learn from—but Not Copy—Finland’s and Singapore’s Teacher Accountability Approaches

When translating, context matters. In Singapore, calling someone an ang moh does not necessarily mean that they have red hair, as in the literal meaning of the Hokkien term. Rather, ang moh can denote any white person, regardless of hair colour. In Finland, Joulupukki is not (or, at least, no longer) the “Christmas goat” but rather Santa Claus.