New proposed indicators to monitor the post-2015 education framework

This post was originally published on May 13th, 2015 by Albert Motivans, Head of Education Statistics, UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Manos Antoninis, Senior Policy Analyst, Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFAGMR) on the EFAGMR: World Education Blog.  The post-2015 sustainable development agenda, including the education goal, has received praise for its ambitious and universal […]

Education for Safety, Resilience and Social Cohesion Resource Library

Education for Safety, Resilience and Social Cohesion is a collaborative programme between the Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) Programme and UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and International Bureau of Education (IBE). The programme aims to strengthen education systems such that they can better withstand and prevent shocks from disasters, insecurity or conflicts. […]

Protecting Education from Attack during Armed Conflict
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Reflecting on the Washington Network on Children & Armed Conflict (WNCAC) event By Laura Barry and Patrick Gregoire To keep girls ignorant; to assert control over a given area; to take youths for sex slaves or bolster fighting ranks; to convert a school building to a barracks; and sectarian conflict. These are the presumed motives […]

Education Under Attack 2014
January 30, 2015

A global study of threats or deliberate use of force against students, teachers, academics, education trade union members and government officials, aid workers and other education staff, and against schools, universities and other education institutions, carried out for political, military, ideological, sectarian, ethnic or religious reasons in 2009-2013.     Education Under Attack 2014

USAID Checklist for Conflict Sensitivity in Education Programs
June 24, 2014
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The Checklist for Conflict Sensitivity in Education Programs offers a practical framework for analyzing the operational and technical aspects of education programs. This ensures the reduction of conflict and tensions, which promotes equity and social cohesion and builds peace. Development agencies can use the Checklist to develop and maintain a deeper, context- specific understanding of the underlying sources of […]

Transforming Adversity into Opportunity: How Resilience can Promote Quality Education Amidst Conflict and Violence
June 12, 2014
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Summary Education systems in countries at all levels of development and violence (WDR 2011). For more than 40 years, research into resilience has sought to understand how positive outcomes (such as mental and physical health, positive interpersonal relations, socially acceptable behavior, academic success, etc.) can result across a wide range of adverse conditions. In many […]

What Matters Most for Students in Contexts of Adversity: A Framework Paper

Summary This paper presents the conceptual background and operational tools of the World Bank’s Education Resilience Approaches (ERA) Program. It begins by grounding the program in its theoretical evidence base before discussing the guiding principles and tools that operationalize this. This paper presents the tools developed under the ERA Program and several key principles that […]

Guide for Constructing Self-Efficacy Scales

Perceived self-efficacy is concerned with people’s beliefs in their capabili- ties to produce given attainments (Bandura, 1997). One cannot be all things, which would require mastery of every realm of human life. People differ in the areas in which they cultivate their efficacy and in the levels to which they develop it even within their […]

Mapping of Child Protection M&E Tools Final Report to UNICEF
June 5, 2014

Summary The availability of effective measurement tools is a clear prerequisite for the strengthening of monitoring and evaluation within the field of child protection. This report provides a structured review of a sample of 124 child protection M&E tools. Tools were selected for review with respect to explicit inclusion criteria regarding relevance to certain focal […]

Monitoring and Evaluating with Children
June 5, 2014

Summary Child participation is increasingly being accepted as good practice in community development programs worldwide. As a result children now participate in many programs, not only during their implementation, but also during their design and planning. It therefore seems both appropriate and logical that they should also take part in assessing the success or failure […]