‘Out-of-school girls’: do we need to re-think the terminology?
This blog is published ahead of an online webinar on 8 March: Am I a Girl?: Defining the adolescent stage of life, and its impact on educational opportunities. The term ‘out-of-school’ to describe those not engaged with formal education is one-dimensional. It pitches their (non-)enrollment status as the defining issue in…
Rights, equity and inclusion – interview with convenors of UKFIET conference theme
We are excited about learning new ways about what works in our collective effort to achieve quality education for all. We hope to learn about challenges and failures equally to successes and good practices, how to tackle intersectionality, and overcoming barriers - especially those that are often forgotten or considered…
Holistic learning processes and outcomes – interview with convenors of UKFIET conference theme
Interview with theme convenors of one of six 2023 UKFIET conference themes, ‘Holistic learning processes and outcomes’: Jaya Gajparia, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, London South Bank University, and Anita Reilly, education consultant.
Central Square Foundation’s Experience of Working with the RISE Diagnostic Framework in North India
The RISE Education Systems Diagnostic is a tool for identifying strategic priorities for education system reform. In the first blog in this series, we hear from Central Square Foundation, one of the organisations that piloted the Diagnostic in 2022.
Measuring the dosage of brief social-emotional learning (SEL) activities in humanitarian settings
This blog was written by Zezhen (Michael) Wu, Hirokazu Yoshikawa and J. Lawrence Aber, Department of Applied Psychology, and Lindsay Brown and Ha Yeon Kim, Global TIES for Children, New York University. Key messages for researchers and practitioners: When studying brief and skill-targeted social-emotional learning activities, consider calculating measures of…
Decolonisation, politics, knowledge and power – interview with convenors of UKFIET conference theme
It is the potential to ‘disrupt’ that excites us most about this conference theme – Decolonisation, politics, knowledges and power. The invitation is to engage critically with the colonial matrix of power and the way it operates through knowledge, theory and practice in education and development.
Education systems including workforce and curricula – interview with convenors of UKFIET conference theme
Interview with theme convenors of one of six 2023 UKFIET conference themes, ‘Education systems including workforce and curricula’: Claire Hedges, Senior Programmes Manager, International Development Office of The Open University, and Purna Shrestha, Global Technical Lead for Resilient and Inclusive Education Practice Area at VSO International.
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.