Politics of education in Northeast Syria – complexities and criticisms
Through my PhD research, I have been brought to closely look at the developing education crisis in Northeast Syria. I provide below an introduction to the evolution of education policies in the region.
Using data to enhance equity in fragile education systems: Example of Somalia
This blog was written by Paul Odhiambo, CARE Somalia/ AGES MEL Manager, and Lotte Renault, Director of Research, CARE USA. It is based on a presentation from the UKFIET 2023 conference. How can we improve education results for the most vulnerable children, if their needs are not visible in system…
Thinking again about agency for inclusion: Analysing leadership data through local and global perspectives
How can leaders be supported to initiate small local changes in schools and classrooms in ways that provide agency and have the potential for scaling? What happens with a bottom-up approach to change and how far does the status quo move in communities?
Embracing diversity and inclusion: My experience at the UKFIET 2023 conference
In the capacity of a representative from the Somali Institute of Special Educational Needs and Disability, I had the privilege of not only attending UKFIET 2023 but also presenting at this prestigious event. This blog post is a reflection on my enriching experience.
Relevance, equity, scalability and sustainability: Lessons from the 2023 GEM Report on education in technology
Education technology generates passionate debate. Is technology leading the way for democracy by offering unfiltered access to all human intellectual output at the hit of a button; or does it pose a grave threat to democracy by offering unprecedented ability to a few people to control the content that reaches…
Addressing all learners’ needs through gender-responsive pedagogy: The case of Cambodia
In the realm of education, the perpetuation of gender norms and stereotypes has long been a concerning issue: classrooms can be unequal places where genders are treated unequally and only some are provided with opportunities to learn and lead.
Day-to-day interactions: Contextualising the barest minimum for foundational learning for young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
At the UKFIET conference, I presented my paper “My Foundation Starts Here: What Foundational Learning Means for Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers”, It was an opportunity to reflect on what foundational learning means for young people who have fled war or persecution and found themselves in the UK.
From exclusion to empowerment: The transformative power of the ‘Advancing Action for Adolescent Girls’ second chance education programme
If a nation's wealth were to be judged, it would not be by its gold reserves, sprawling cities or technological prowess. Instead, it would be by its human capital. Education is the primary tool through which human capital is cultivated and enhanced. For Pakistan, the lack of equal educational opportunities,…