Category Archives: Inclusion

Early childhood education should be compulsory and inclusive

This morning, a new policy paper, Right from the Start, reminds countries of their SDG 4 commitment to ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready … Continue reading

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Making gender the norm: why now is the time to prioritize girls’ education

By Robert Jenkins and Lauren Rumble, UNICEF An estimated 214 million children globally – or 1 in 7 – have missed more than three-quarters of their in-person learning over the past year. This is the biggest education crisis the world … Continue reading

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Education from the Jhuggis (Shanty Towns) of Karachi, Pakistan

By Muhammad Aqeel Awan and Muhammad Fiaz Virk, researchers with ASER Pakistan, at Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA). “I study in class seven … Mathematics is my favorite subject.” We were not expecting to hear these words when we stepped out to explore … Continue reading

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Supporting vulnerable adolescent girls to continue their education should be prioritised in recovery plans for COVID-19

By Kath Ford, Young Lives Substantial progress has been made in educating girls and young women in low- and middle-income countries over the last few decades.  The 2020 GEM Gender Report estimated that 180 million more girls have enrolled in … Continue reading

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Armenia aims for inclusive education for all children with disabilities by 2025

In Armenia, historically, children with disabilities and special educational needs were often excluded from mainstream education. Negative attitudes towards disability, combined with feelings of shame, led large numbers of children to be sent to special boarding schools, particularly in rural areas. … Continue reading

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Could this be the most inclusive school in the world?

‘Every child is unique and their learning path differs. We’re all unique, including children. Some need more support and attention. This school provides it’, says Tiina Keskula, a parent of a child in Pärnu Kuninga Tänava Põhikool, Estonia. Out of … Continue reading

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Breaking down institutionalisation for marginalised children in the Republic of Moldova

In 2005, every day one child under the age of seven was abandoned in an institution in Moldova according to UNICEF. Disturbingly, nine out of ten of these children who were abandoned were not orphans but had living parents. Poverty and … Continue reading

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Centuries of discrimination still run deep for Roma in Europe

By Manos Antoninis, director Global Education Monitoring Report In the Roma settlement of Obiliq, on the outskirts of Pristina in Kosovo, people have little access to basic amenities like electricity and running water. Since the pandemic hit, schools have closed their … Continue reading

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Despite progress, segregated education persists in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

English / Español Today, the regional edition of the GEM Report on inclusion and education in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia has been released in Russian, with an executive summary version produced in almost 30 regional … Continue reading

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SMILE: designing a participatory project to promote inclusive education in Nigeria

By Liesbeth Roolvink, Global Technical Lead Education Systems, SightsaversGillian Mackay, Social Inclusion Monitoring, Evidence and Learning Manager, Sightsavers Disability inclusion has been a neglected, under-prioritised issue in international development. There is a lack of evidence around what works in practice … Continue reading

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