The Education Equity Research Initiative

 

Website: The Education Equity Research Initiative
Save the Children & FHI 360   

The Education Equity Research Initiative’s website is now live! The Education Equity Research Initiative aims to advance the field of global education towards equity-oriented education policy and programming. It will do so by creating a vibrant network and strong coalition of organizations committed to developing and consolidating common metrics and a strong research evidence base on education equity.

The Education Equity Research Initiative focuses on:

  • Tackling known data gaps and under-researched equity issues (e.g. “invisible” populations) to build a strong knowledge and evidence base on the dimensions and magnitude of the challenge
  • Examining the effects of policy and program responses to identify and promote promising, equity-oriented pedagogical, resourcing and financing solutions
  • Shining a light on the connections between education inequality and fragility, and examining effective solutions related to learning and retention for these populations
  • Providing a vital learning forum, bringing together collective knowledge and expertise and connecting professionals at the intersection of research, policy and practice around a common goal and common framework.

Access the website here.  

School violence and bullying

It was in the ’70s that I joined STOPP -the Society of Teachers Opposed to Physical Punishment (STOPP)  which was set up in the U.K. in 1968 to campaign for the abolition of corporal punishment in UK schools.STOPP was a very small pressure group that lobbied government, local authorities and other official institutions. It also investigated individual cases of corporal punishment and aided families wishing to pursue their cases through the UK and European courts.It was only in 1986 that the UK Parliament abolished corporal punishment in state schools.

It is heartbreaking to see the continuing levels of violence perpetrated against children who come to school to learn (and to be cared for).

Report: School Violence and Bullying  

UNESCO


This report has been prepared by UNESCO and the Institute of School Violence and Prevention at Ewha Womans University for the International Symposium on School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 17 – 19 January 2017. It aims to provide an overview of the most up-to-date available data on the nature, extent and impact of school violence and bullying and initiatives to address the problem

Learn more here. Access the full report here

Teaching gender issues to teachers

Last week the French supreme council for gender equality published a report on the imperative to keep mainstreaming gender equality issues in teacher preparation programs and to make knowledge and skills in these areas required for teacher graduation. “Making teachers and education the drivers of learning and equality” the report is called. “School presents an […]

via Closing the circle: Teaching gender issues to teachers — World Education Blog

Early learning in Ethiopia

By Jack Rossiter, Young Lives, Ethiopia The potential of O-Class in Ethiopia In 2017, the research study I work for, Young Lives, released its first early learning publication: Scaling up Early Learning in Ethiopia: Exploring the Potential of O-Class [O-Class is a one-year pre-primary program, delivered by primary schools, organized for children before they enter […]

via Still learning about early learning in Ethiopia — World Education Blog