Conversations for Change: Response to FCDO position paper ‘Addressing the climate, environment and biodiversity crises in and through girls’ education’
The resounding message that emerged from the UKFIET event is that the status quo is unacceptable: education needs to change. In this blog, we welcome FCDO’s commitment to delivering this change, and offer recommendations for where more needs to be done.
Instructional leadership – what it is and why it matters
Joseph is the new headteacher of a rural primary school in Central Zambia. He faces many challenges. The school has recently been connected to the mains water supply but has no electricity. In his first few weeks, he was visited by Martha, the District Education Standards Officer, who highlighted the…
A Systems Approach to Improve Support for School Leaders and Education Officers to Prioritise Teaching and Learning
The RISE Education Systems Diagnostic is a tool for identifying strategic priorities for education system reform. In the fourth blog in this series, we hear from Global School Leaders, one of the organisations that piloted the Diagnostic in 2022.
Making assessments more accessible for children with disabilities
The International Development and Early Learning Assessment (IDELA) tool, created by Save the Children in 2011, measures children’s early learning and development. Its play-based tasks help evaluate motor development, emergent literacy, emergent numeracy and social-emotional development. The tool is designed to assess children from three to six years old and…
Planning, finance, technology and data – interview with convenors of UKFIET conference theme
Interview with theme convenors of one of six 2023 UKFIET conference themes, ‘Planning, finance, technology and data’: Sally Rosscornes, UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning, and Ellen Smith, Aga Khan Foundation.
Conflict, crisis, climate and migration – interview with convenors of UKFIET conference theme
Interview with theme convenors of one of six 2023 UKFIET conference themes, ‘Conflict, crisis, climate and migration’: Chris Berry, Education Adviser, UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and Rachael Fitzpatrick, Senior Researcher, Education Development Trust.
The Role of Mentorship in Education and Career Development of Students: Lessons from the RISE Programme in Nigeria
In this blog, the authors share experiences from Nigeria on the roles of mentorship in education and career development, drawing lessons from a RISE research that focused on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) teachers as role models for senior secondary school students.
Simple, Timely Learning Assessments Are Essential to Driving Instruction That Leads to Improvements in Learning Outcomes
Measuring learning outcomes is essential to gauge where learners fall behind, inform decisions on interventions needed to support struggling learners to catch up, and track their progress.
Lessons from Ethiopia for the global education community on large-scale education reforms with equity
In recent years, primary school enrolment has expanded rapidly in Ethiopia. However, even before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the most disadvantaged still face challenges in completing primary school and learning levels have remained low and even appear to have stalled. The Research for Improving Systems of…