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Prevent a lost learning generation: nine recommendations to policymakers in response to Covid-19

This blog was written by Richard King, Strategic Growth Director at Education Development Trust and originally published on the Education Development Trust website on 31st March 2020. Ministers of Education face hard choices as they respond to Covid-19. Within the education sector, the main response to this unprecedented crisis has been widespread school closures, with […]

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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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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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