Education.org was established to advance the use of evidence synthesis in global education. We are on a ten-year journey to build an Education Knowledge Bridge, and a critical part of that Bridge is developing a portfolio of evidence syntheses that contributes to the knowledge base and directly support education leaders in their decision-making.
In the last decade, the number of people displaced due to conflict, violence, climate disasters, and public health emergencies has been climbing steadily. As a direct result, an estimated 222 million children and adolescents need urgent education support. Around one-third, or nearly 80 million of these learners, are out of school. This growing crisis in educational provision for the world’s children and young people was gravely exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, with experts estimating that a three-month school closure potentially caused a year or more of learning loss.
Accelerated Education Programmes (AEPs) have emerged as an important alternative route to access education and improve learning recovery for out-of-school children and youth (OOSCY) who have not been reached effectively by their country’s formal systems. Government AEP policy actions can improve access and learning for OOSCY, both in emergencies and more broadly, but policymakers are struggling to make critical choices regarding AEPs because of a limited evidence base on which to ground their decision making. This critical issue therefore became the focus of Education.org’s first high-quality synthesis of the available evidence, with the accompanying High-Level Policy Guidance providing contextually relevant and actionable recommendations supported by concrete examples and case studies for those shaping policies and guidelines for AEPs.
Education.org’s portfolio of documents and evidence related to Accelerated Education Programmes comprise:
Speed Schools pioneer accelerated learning at scale
A Second Chance at education after civil war and Ebola
Accelerated education in a conflict zone
‘Teaching the teachers’ with accelerated secondary education
Giving refugee children a chance at education