UNRWA education reform strategy 2011-2015

The education reform strategy of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is designed to establish a strong enabling environment, whereby schools and teachers receive appropriate, timely professional and administrative support. Decisions are evidence based, and are in place and embodied in a comprehensive set of education… Read more


The SAGE handbook of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

The research and debates surrounding curriculum, pedagogy and assessment are ever-growing and are of constant importance around the globe. With two volumes – containing chapters from researchers whose work has been critical to understanding and building expertise in the field – the SAGE Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment focuses on examining how curriculum is treated… Read more


Education and extremism

This research identified three key components which can help build resilience to extremism amongst young people and identified support factors that underpin them. These are 1) Making a connection through effective design and a youth-centred approach; 2) Facilitating a safe space for dialogue and positive interaction; and 3) Equipping young people with appropriate capabilities –… Read more


Curriculum, accreditation and certification for Syrian children in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt: regional study

The rationale for this study derives from the challenging political and humanitarian crisis that has built up over the past four years in Syria and has resulted in the displacement of 7.6 million Syrians inside their country and the movement of millions more into neighbouring countries, mainly Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. There are four… Read more


Progress evaluation of the UNICEF education in emergencies and post-crisis transition programme (EEPCT): Sri Lanka case study – evaluation report

The purpose of this evaluation was to identify and assess progress of UNICEF’s Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition (EEPCT) Programme in Sri Lanka and to enable systematic reflection towards improving programme results. Because of the war, which grew progressively worse over almost 30 years, and the devastation caused by the 2004 tsunami, the country… Read more


Literature review: youth agency, peacebuilding and education

This literature review provides insights into youth agency and the dynamics of conflict and peace in conflict‐affected contexts. In particular it focuses on how educational interventions may contribute to enhancing the agency of youth as peacebuilders. In its key findings, the review highlights the need for: comprehensive understandings of youth agency for peacebuilding which will… Read more


Certification counts: recognizing the learning attainments of displaced and refugee students

The certification of the learning attainments of refugee and internally displaced pupils is critical because of its benefits to individuals, families, communities and societies in or recovering from crisis. However, there is very little formal research or documentation that is available on the topic. This report presents a comprehensive conceptual, policy and programming framework, complemented… Read more


Guidance notes on teaching and learning

The good practices contained within these Guidance Notes are designed to help governments, non-governmental organisations and other education stakeholders plan and implement high quality education programmes. Too often in the wake of mass violence, inter-group conflicts, or natural disasters, education, and in particular quality, relevant education, is neglected and not integrated into a holistic humanitarian… Read more


Building effective teacher salary systems in fragile and conflict-affected states

An effective and efficient teacher salary system is one of the most important elements of a high quality education system in any country. This report provides practitioners with a clear framework for assessing teacher salary systems in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS). The framework has been developed by the authors based on general public financial management… Read more


Handbook of early childhood development research and its impact on global policy

Globally, young children bear the greatest burden of poverty, disease, neglect, and lack of educational opportunities. This volume’s goal is to promote evidence-based policies for advancing the positive development of young children everywhere, with a specific focus on developing countries. It brings scientific knowledge about early child development (ECD) in both developed and developing countries… Read more


Bringing learning to light: the role of citizen-led assessments in shifting the education agenda

As governments and donors focused on increasing access to education in the wake of the Millennium Development Goals, the issue of learning received comparatively little concerted attention. Some organisations working in countries where access was rapidly increasing took notice of the fact that, while rising enrollment rates were being celebrated, there was little evidence of… Read more


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