Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2015 / 16

Commonwealth Education Partnerships is the essential overview of education in the Commonwealth. This year’s edition looks at the role of schools and universities in the development agenda and the place of education in the 21st century as the Millennium Development Goals reach their target date.


  • Minister’s Welcome – Jerome Fitzgerald, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, The Bahamas
  • Foreword – Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma
  • Overview – Joanna Nurse, Director, Health and Education Section, Commonwealth Secretariat

Quality education for equitable development

Access, inclusion and equality

Performance in higher education

Vocational and transnational paths

  • Apprenticeships in England: New pathways to professions – Jade Fell
  • Innovative higher education – Tim Gore
  • Technology improves access to Canadian higher education –  Sara Starkey
  • Universities, technology and scholarships in the Commonwealth – Tim Unwin
  • Shanghai maths teachers bring Chinese wisdom to England – Katie Silvester
  • Making it count: Teaching financial literacy in Jamaica – Teneica Barnaby, Elizabeth Gordon and Kasan Troupe

Literacy and the study of literature

  • Rethinking post-colonial history: Commonwealth literature studies – Helen Tiffin
  • Build on Books: Enhancing the reading habits of children – Lori Spragg and Rosetta Nancy Kargbo
  • Championing literature throughout the Commonwealth – Janet Wilson
  • The plight of art and culture in Zimbabwe – Geoffrey V. Davis
  • Whose culture? Colonialism and Caribbean literature – Michael A. Bucknor
  • Enhancing a reading culture: Collaborative activities in Kenya – Chris Lukorito Wanjala and Alex Nelungo Wanjala
  • Enabling literacy: Using phonics in developing countries – Christopher Jolly
  • Writers in Schools: Using books to change lives – Selina Tusitala Marsh
  • The African Storybook initiative: Local language resources – Jenny Glennie