Ahlan Simsim partnership with Ministries of Education: Supporting and scaling for school readiness and beyond
Education is the foundation for success later in life and a critical tool for reducing global equity gaps. Early education and nurturing care in a child’s earliest years (0-8) are critical, when their brains are undergoing some of the most rapid growth they’ll experience during their lives.
Informal education and conflict trauma: Reducing adolescent risk and building resilience
The UK Aid-funded Cross-border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme seeks to better understand conflict-affected borderlands, how conflicts connect across borders, and the factors that shape violent and peaceful behaviour, to inform effective policy and programme responses.
From a first-generation student to an early-career speaker in an international conference: A reflection of my UKFIET conference experience
In this blog, I share insights from the 2023 UKFIET conference, recounting how this seminal experience has conferred lifelong benefits and, I hope, offers valuable lessons to budding researchers.
Perspectives of practitioners designing education programmes in conflict and crisis: exploring injustices
After attending the 2023 UKFIET conference, my mind has been swirling about how my research might have relevance for the 800 or so attendees, and the thousands of international and humanitarian education practitioners around the world.
Films for teachers: Supporting language and literacy (pre-)school pedagogy in India
Teachers understand the importance of drawing upon children’s experiences and prior knowledge to make lessons meaningful and valuable to them. This, too, applies to their language.
The place of locally published and unpublished early childhood development research in sub-Saharan Africa
There is growing focus on localisation and decolonisation of research evidence from the Global South. This is driven by the acknowledgement that locally-contextualised and practice-derived research is better placed to inform local investments, policy and practice.
Planning, finance, technology and data: Highlights from UKFIET 2023 conference sub-theme
Under the ed-tech banner, there were many compelling presentations highlighting examples such as educational technology-enabled teacher professional development interventions, the rapid adoption of technology during Covid lockdowns, the novel use of machine learning algorithms to predict higher education student dropout, the role of ed-tech in the growing shadow education phenomenon…
Tertiary refugee education in Ethiopia: Integration and human capital in the IGAD region
This blog is written by Dereje Anduanbessa Assayew, Education Focal Person for the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI) Ethiopia Programme at The Association of Ethiopians Educated in Germany. Dereje also conducts research and advocacy on education, refugees and migration topics, and the cultural integration of refugees with their…