Reform strategy – 2014 progress report

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) operates 666 elementary and preparatory schools across its five fields of operations, as well as nine secondary schools in Lebanon, providing free basic education for around half a million Palestine refugee children. The report notes the positive progresses made in the reporting period. This not only related to the implementation of all aspects of the education reform strategy (ERS) but to the overall ownership and advocacy for the change upon which the reform is based. The teacher policy, which began in 2014, is now fully implemented. With this enhanced enabling environment, teacher development programmes are having greater impact at the classroom and school levels. The focus on inclusive education and human rights education also continued with substantive progress being made in embedding these approaches into the UNRWA education programme.

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