Adapting interventions to strengthen teaching quality during the COVID-19 pandemic: Experience of the Girls’ Education Challenge in Afghanistan, Ghana and Sierra Leone

This blog was written by: Monazza Aslam (OPERA), Phoebe Downing (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge), Romanshi Gupta (Tetra Tech), Shenila Rawal (OPERA), Pauline Rose (REAL Centre, University of Cambridge) and Katie Stewart (Tetra Tech). Improving the quality of teaching through interventions that enhance pedagogy and support teachers in...

Contrasting teachers’ expectation and practices of interactions with parents in rural Sitapur, India

This blog was written by Mansi Nanda, PhD student at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Mansi’s research looks at primary school teachers’ perspectives around school community engagement in rural district Sitapur, India. Her wider research interests include school community partnerships, teacher beliefs and early childhood...

Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Harmonising Accelerated Education Programming in Kenya, Uganda and Somalia

This blog was written by Jessica Oddy, Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG). Accelerated Education (AE) is a crucial intervention for over-age, out-of-school children and youth aged between 10-18 years of age. The Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG) defines AE programmes as: “flexible, age-appropriate programmes, run in an...

Family literacy and indigenous learning ‘reimagined’ within international development policy and practice

This article was written by Catherine Jere, Associate Professor, School of International Development, University of East Anglia and Gina Lontoc, Associate Professor, Research Center for Social Sciences and Education, University of Santo Tomas, the Philippines.   A symposium at the 2021 UKFIET Conference provided an opportunity for researchers...

Revisiting network governance to ‘build back better’; the need for high-trust partnerships

This blog was written after the 2021 UKFIET conference by the co-convenors of one of the six conference themes: Governance, Power and Planning. The co-convenors are Sally Rosscornes, independent consultant; and Melanie Ehren, Professor in Educational Governance at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. This year’s conference theme of ‘building back...

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