Journal of education in emergencies

In this journal, the article, Quality Education for Refugees in Kenya: Pedagogy in Urban Nairobi and Kakuma Refugee Camp Settings, examines the quality of education available to refugees in Kenya, with a particular focus on instruction. By providing empirical data about instruction in a refugee education context, the article supports anecdotal accounts and strengthens agency-led evaluations. It… Read more

Understanding the school curriculum: theory, politics and principles

Comparing curriculum developments around the globe, Understanding the School Curriculum draws on a range of educational, philosophical and sociological theories to examine the question “what is a curriculum for?” In considering different answers to this fundamental question, it explores a range of topical issues and debates, including: tensions and dynamics within curriculum policy; the implications… Read more

Independent curriculum and assessment bodies

Limited evidence was identified which directly addresses the benefits and disadvantages of having an independent curriculum and assessment body at national level. Suggestive evidence from Latin America indicated that external assessment institutes have some advantages due to their higher level of autonomy including improved staff capacity; ability to sustain long-term plans and reduced impact of… Read more

Assuring quality curriculum in UNRWA schools

Students in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) schools are taught the curriculum of their host country; an agreement which has been in place between UNRWA, UNESCO and the host countries since 1954 to facilitate refugees’ access to the host countries’ secondary schools. UNRWA need to ensure that… Read more

Chad: curriculum transition overview

In Chad, refugee students from the Central African Republic (CAR) follow the Chadian curriculum, whereas Sudanese refugees followed the Sudanese curriculum since they arrived in 2003. Due to the difference in language and educational system (Anglophone in Sudan versus Francophone in Chad), a decision was made in 2003 that Sudanese refugee children would follow the… 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

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

Curriculum development in fragile states to encourage peace and reduction of conflict

Research on education and conflict shows that education systems are not politically neutral but are an important part of the political economy that can exacerbate or mitigate conflict. The curriculum can be used as a vehicle to promote dominant ideologies. There are numerous instances where school curricula have been used to oppress particular ethnic groups… Read more

The inclusion of inclusive education in international development: lessons from Papua New Guinea

This paper concerns the introduction of a new ‘inclusive’ curriculum in Papua New Guinea, with significant levels of support from a bilateral development agency. The Using multiple case studies, the research detailed in this paper sought to identify the forces, influences, and processes shaping the curriculum (the generation of inclusion within the curriculum) and the… Read more

Schools for all: national planning in Lesotho

This chapter is based on a review of developments towards inclusive education in Lesotho during the period 1990-1995. It draws upon the findings of a national feasibility study, and lessons learned from the work of the Special Education Curriculum Committee, which was established to promote cross-sectoral collaboration and to develop curriculum materials for teacher education on… Read more

Building High-Performing and Improving Education Systems: Curriculum and Assessment

This Review deals with the structure and contents of the curriculum, together with curriculum delivery, including time spent on teaching and learning, the relationship between school structures and the curriculum on offer as well as teaching. It also deals with assessment. The section on assessment discusses the purposes of assessment, its timing and methods, as… Read more