Training module on Inclusive Education from INEE

INEE-Education Cluster EiE Training Module: Inclusive Education

The INEE-Education Cluster Education in Emergencies Training Package includes a module on Inclusive Education. This module is focused around two main learning objectives: (1) to understand the basic principles underpinning inclusive education; and (2) to understand barriers to inclusion in education systems, and how we can identify and begin to address these barriers. This module contains a PowerPoint presentation, facilitator’s guide, handouts and supplementary materials.

This module encourages participants to think about how to apply suggested good practices for inclusive education, such as those outlined in INEE Pocket Guide to Supporting Learners with Disabilities, and the INEE Pocket Guide to Inclusive Education, and the many key actions from theINEE Minimum Standards that support inclusion.

Directly access the Inclusive Education training module here, or access the full training package here.


Online Discussion Series – Teacher Professional Development

This timely series continues to explore all things related to teacher professional learning and development:

Online Discussion Series – Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Professional Development (TPD) in Crisis: How Can We Give Teachers in Fragile Contexts the Learning They Want and Need? is a three-month online special forum hosted by INEE. The forum brings together international experts, practitioners, and teachers to address what we see as the overall poor quality of professional development provided to so many teachers across the globe. Check out what’s going on now in the discussion forums!

Current discussions:

Coming next week:

  • Karen Edge, Institute of Education, University of London — Teacher Professional Development, and
  • Sara Hennessy and Bjoern Hassler, University of Cambridge — Open Educational Resources in sub-Saharan Africa

Participation in the online discussions requires login, so if you don’t yet have an INEE account, please join us (it is free):

INEE Minimum Standards and Tools

From the latest newsletter from INEE

Launching: new Conflict Sensitive Education section of the INEE Toolkit

INEE is pleased to announce the new INEE Toolkit section dedicated to Conflict Sensitive Education. It offers numerous vetted tools and resources designed to guide the design and implementation of conflict sensitive education programs and policies, and features the INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Pack.

In addition to the INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Pack, additionalImplementation Tools and resources are also available including sections onConflict Sensitive EducationConflict Analysis, and Education and Peacebuilding.

We encourage INEE members to share resources and tools on Conflict Sensitive Education, Conflict Analysis, and Education and Peacebuilding for inclusion in the INEE Toolkit.

Share your experience with conflict sensitivity in and through education! and

INEE – Training and capacity development

The tireless staff of INEE continue to develop training materials that challenge and innovate:

INEE-Education Cluster Training Module: Gender Responsive Education

The INEE-Education Cluster Training Package contains a module on Gender Responsive Education, which includes PowerPoint presentations, a facilitators guide, supplementary materials, handouts, and the INEE Gender Case Study Template.  At the end of the training session, participants will be able to: (1) explain what is meant by gender-responsive education; (2) reflect on the challenges and identify best practices; (3) use the ADAPT and ACT Collectively Framework to mainstream gender; and (4) develop gender-responsive strategies supported by the INEE Minimum Standards.

Based on the guidance found in the INEE Pocket Guide to Gender and in the INEE Minimum Standards, this module encourages participants to reflect on strategies to ensure education activities meet the needs of boys, girls, men and women.

For more information on training and capacity development, contact Tzvetomira Laub

Education For All (EFA) – 1000 days to MDG deadline and the Global Monitoring Report

The UN is reminding us that it is only 1000 days until the deadline for achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). Although human development does not progress by deadlines or is dictated by a centrally constructed calendar, it is worth taking stock on how ‘global priorities’ are being discussed and acted upon.

Education Counts

Towards the Millennium Development Goals – 2010 MDG Summit Exhibition “EDUCATION COUNTS Towards the Millennium Development Goals” was held in New York, 9 September – 20 November 2010

These info snippets can help focus attention on the value of education. The most chilling statistic is that global military spending increased by 6% since 2008 ,even with a financial crisis. Perhaps with more effective education mixed with increased emotional intelligence we would take Costa Rica’s lead in doing away with a military budget. We could then agree that the human species has truly evolved.

Infographics designed by Zago, New York

One extra year of schooling increases an individual’s earnings by up to 10%.

$16 billion a year in aid would send all children to school in low-income countries. This is about half of the amount Europeans and Americans spend on ice cream annually ($31 billion).

171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in lowincome countries left school with basic reading skills – equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty.

In Kenya, if women farmers are given the same level of education as their male partners, their yields for maize, beans and cowpeas increase by up to 22%.

In Latin America, children whose mothers have some secondary schooling remain in school for two  to three more years than children of mothers with less schooling.

A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past age 5.

In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 1.8 million children’s lives could have been saved in 2008 if their mothers had at least a secondary education.

Women with postprimary education are 5 times more likely than illiterate women to be educated on the topic of HIV and AIDS.

Worldwide military expenditure for 2009 was $1.5 trillion. Despite the financial crisis, this represents an increase of 6% in real terms compared to 2008. The increase in aid during the same period was only 0.7%