UKFIET Conference 2021 Building Back Better? Reimagining, reorienting and redistributing education and training 14-16 September

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Building Back Better? Reimagining, reorienting and redistributing education and training As education and training institutions and systems recover and rebuild after a crisis, there is a unique opportunity to reflect, redesign and to build back better. Planning for the reopening ... Read More
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Covid-19 and Transformation of ‘The School’

This NORRAG Highlights, published on 2 September, is contributed by Mike Douse (Freelance International Educational Consultant) and Philip Uys (Adjunct Associate Professor of Education Systems at Charles Sturt University in Australia). The authors argue that the Digital Age Technology and ... Read More
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What are the challenges for reopening schools in Ethiopia? Perspectives of school principals and teachers

This blog highlights some of the key messages from a recent phone survey carried out with school principals and teachers in Ethiopia. The researchers involved are Louise Yorke, Research Associate, and Pauline Rose, Director, at the REAL Centre, University of ... Read More
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DFID and FCO merge: Response to UKFIET letter to Ministers

The Prime Minister announced on June 16th that the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will merge into a single Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) from 1st September 2020. Since DFID was created, UKFIET ... Read More
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Improving teaching quality in Rwanda during COVID-19: Emerging opportunities for learning and research

This blog was written by Laterite and the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge. Laterite and the REAL Centre are learning partners on the Mastercard Foundation's in Teaching initiative, responsible for generating evidence ... Read More
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Sightsavers programme staff: “How we’re reaching children with disabilities in lockdown”

This article was published on the Sightsavers website in July 2020. “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to closure of schools and disrupted learning in more than 190 countries. 70 per cent of the world’s student population are currently out of ... Read More
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How to reach children with disabilities during school closures

This blog was written by Guy Le Fanu, Global Technical Lead for Education at Sightsavers and was originally published on the Devex website on 28 July 2020. The world is experiencing one of the biggest disruptions in the history of ... Read More

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