The power of communication: How sign language connected a father to his deaf son in Uganda
Deaf children are born with the same ability to develop language as any other child. They use language to bond with their family, make friends and make sense of their world. Whatever the circumstance, the way a parent communicates with their deaf child can make a life-changing difference to both…
Reflections on the UKFIET 2023 online conference day and the co-construction of knowledge
Some reflections and challenges (as well as opportunities) of hosting an online and hybrid conference and to share with you some of the insights we collected during the first online-only day of the 2023 UKFIET Conference.
Uniting against Learning Poverty: Building a transnational movement
In Pakistan, Learning Poverty has taken centre stage; 77% of 10-year-olds struggle with basic text comprehension. Learning Poverty’s complex and pervasive spread demands coherent education reforms supported by diverse coalitions. Government, parliamentarians, civil society, academia, innovators, industry influencers and development partners are rallying to design fit-for-purpose solutions, reshaping the future…
What works to advance girls’ education in Nigeria? Join our UKFIET symposium to learn how we brought 1.5 million girls into school
Nigeria is committed to realising the rights of all children and achieving their full potential by building strong foundations. The core of UNICEF’s and FCDO’s education work in Nigeria is partnering with the government to address demand- and supply-side barriers to both access and learning.
Putting context first: Lessons learned from an applied political economy analysis of education in Uganda
Education is complex and shaped by a multitude of factors, including socioeconomic and political dynamics, in addition to those within the education systems themselves. Our research explores the use of Political Economy Analysis (PEA) to examine complex issues in education, such as the potential for driving secondary school improvements through…
Results-based financing in the education and skills development sectors: The evaluator perspective
The education and skills sectors command a significant share of funding from international organisations, national governments, philanthropies, and foundations.
Language comprehension is important for mathematics learning
There is emerging evidence on how reading comprehension is linked to mathematics performance, although the research in this area is sparse. Linguistic factors that may affect mathematics performance include phonological processing, language comprehension, reading comprehension, and problem translation and may even be crucial for mathematics problem-solving.
Why harnessing advocacy coalitions and implementation science for education transformation in Pakistan is important?
In education, advocacy coalitions act as concerted networks which unite educators, policymakers, community leaders, researchers, and advocacy groups. Their goal is to harmonise efforts and resources for specific policy improvements. Within civil society, these coalitions meld diverse constituencies into a unified platform.