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Adding Value to the Policy-making Process

This blog was written by Colin Bangay, Senior Education Adviser, DFID-Sierra Leone, and Angela Little, Professor Emirata, University College London, IoE.  It was originally posted on the HEART (High Quality Technical Assistance for RESULTS) website following a DFID-Young Lives workshop in September 2015, and then rewritten following a workshop at the UKFIET 2019 conference for the […]

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Not just ramps and girls’ toilets: Seeing beyond the “inclusionwash” of inclusive education

Dr Ruth Naylor, Senior International Consultant with Education Development Trust and Conference Vice-Chair for 2019 UKFIET Conference, reflects on this year’s conference theme. Many tonnes of concrete have been poured in the name of inclusive education, but a ramp does not make a classroom inclusive of children with disabilities, neither does a girls’ toilet block […]

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A girl and her classmate read.
Hidassie School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 2013.
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Reflections on DFID’s new Education Policy

By Don Taylor, UKFIET Executive Committee DFID has just released a new Education Policy paper, entitled Get Children Learning. It sets out DFID’s current priorities in education and its vision for change in the future. It is a hugely ambitious agenda, full of good intentions and ‘we will ….’ commitments. In seeking to tackle the […]

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