Education.org has been established to advance the use of research and knowledge in global education. We are in the second year of a ten-year journey to build an Education Knowledge Bridge, starting with a rapid synthesis prototype of crowd-sourced evidence around accelerated education.
Our focus for this prototype is on Accelerated Education Programmes (AEPs). AEPs are defined as flexible, age-appropriate programmes, run in an accelerated timeframe, which aim to provide access to education for disadvantaged, over-age, out-of-school children and youth. In the wake of COVID-19, we see an explosion of interest in AEPs. The equity concern is significant as marginalised children that were already disadvantaged were left even further behind. This initiative will build on efforts of many, notably the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), comprised of critical actors and hosted by the INEE, with UNHCR as chair.
Policy leaders are being pressured to navigate the process of creating better and stronger education policy guidelines often without the necessary evidence to make the best-informed decisions. Our High-Level Policy Guidance Document serves as a decision-making tool for policy leaders and their technical leadership team.
Our Evidence Synthesis for Policy Leaders is a rapid, global synthesis of crowd sourced evidence and guidance across published and unpublished literature to support choices on AEPs across governments, civil society, multilaterals, donors and others. It amplifies and elevates what has been done and uncovers evidence that needs greater visibility.
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