Helping Current and Future Adolescent Girls Requires Bailing Out the Boat but Also Fixing the Hole

This blog was written by Michelle Kaffenberger, Kirsty Newman and Marla Spivack from the RISE Programme Directorate. It was originally published on the RISE Programme website on 29 September 2021. Guaranteeing quality education for every girl requires a two-pronged approach: bailing out the boat and fixing the hole in its hull. We need to invest...

Access to and learning outcomes from early childhood education: equity considerations for refugees and non-refugees in Uganda

This blog was written by Bea Simpson, PhD (Education) student at the University of Cambridge; Mary Goretti Nakabugo (PhD), Executive Director of Uwezo Uganda; and Ricardo Sabates, Professor of Education and International Development at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. The 2021 World Refugee Day theme ‘together we heal, learn and...

Interrogating the question ‘what works?’

This blog was written by Angela W Little, Professor Emerita, UCL Institute of Education, and UKFIET Trustee. This blog extends an earlier discussion of the report by the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP): Cost-effective Approaches to Improve Global Learning Levels, in which a number of Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) experiments...

From the community and for the community: Newly qualified female teachers in Sierra Leone

This blog was written by Dr Deborah Cooper, Lecturer International Education, Open University. “I call them to study because I have light in my house.” Sometimes somebody tells you something and the words immediately conjure up a picture in your mind’s eye. When a young teacher was explaining her role in supporting the education of local children...

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