Teaching volunteer holds an informal community learning circle class outside in a rural village with social distancing and masks, Zimbabwe.

Re-imagining learning spaces in rural Zimbabwe

This blog was written by Janelle Zwier, Director of the IGATE Programme at World Vision Zimbabwe, with content shared as part of the opening plenary presentation for one of the six September 2021 UKFIET Conference themes: Reimagining Learning Spaces. I ...
female teacher mentors teacher trainees at the Delhi Government School, India

Why should we invest in the middle tier for improved teaching and learning?

This blog was written by Guglielmo Fasana, Intern, UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO), with inputs from Barbara Tournier, Programme Specialist, IIEP-UNESCO, and Charlotte Jones, Global Head of Research and Development, Education Development Trust. If prompted to think about ...
Girl writing in her notebook in class, Sierra Leone

Getting girls back into school: strategies for successfully re-enrolling girls in Ghana and Sierra Leone

This blog was written by Sophie Belfield (former Plan International UK GATE-GEC MEL Specialist), Meenu Mathur (current Plan International UK GATE-GEC MEL Specialist) and Ellie Caine (Plan International UK MGCubed MEL Specialist). It was published on the Girls’ Education Challenge ...
Children singing in the classroom of a primary school, Uganda

Lessons from a school leadership improvement pilot in Uganda

This blog was written by Juliet Kotonya, Research Manager, and Geeta Gambhir, Researcher at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). It was originally published on the (NFER) website on 5 October 2021, for World Teachers’ Day. This year's World ...
In the shape of a butterfly with illustrations of children some disabled, the words: ....everytime we INVENT and CREATE something with whatever is around... everytime we are CURIOUS and DISCOVER more about ourselves and each other....every time we LISTEN to each other and life around us....every time we PLAY and ENJOY being on our own and with someone... every time we feel SAFE and LOVED even when facing difficulties...... LEARNING happens everywhere anytime and for everyone

Home learning for children with disabilities in a pandemic: an analysis of the EENET home learning survey conducted in 2020

This blog was written by Su Corcoran, Helen Pinnock and Rachel Twigg from the Enabling Education Network (EENET). Su and Rachel are also from the Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University. School closures in response to COVID-19, and ...
Girl reads in the library at a special needs school, Oromia, Ethiopia

Challenging assumptions: why girls with disabilities return to school

This blog was written by Michelle Sandall, Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) and originally published on the GEC website on 1 October 2021. Since 2012, the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC) has been supporting the most marginalised girls through quality education and ...
Teacher and student with book under a tree

Rethinking the Education Workforce: Making the Invisible Visible

This blog was written after the 2021 UKFIET conference by the co-convenors of one of the six conference themes: Rethinking the Education Workforce. The co-convenors are Claire Hedges, Senior Programme Manager at the International Development Office of The Open University; ...

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