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State of the field report: examining the evidence in youth education in crisis and conflict

Author: Christina Olenik and Ama Takyi-Laryea
Full Citation: Olenik, C., & Takyi-Laryea, A. (2013). State of The Field Report: Examining the Evidence in Youth Education in Crisis and Conflict. USAID Youth Research, Evaluation, and Learning Project. (Final Report). Washington, DC: USAID
Research Category:
  • Secondary Research
    • Meta-evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Understand and Strive for Equity

Accelerated education programs in crisis and conflict: building evidence and learning (literature review)

Author: Pamela Baxter, Aparna Ramesh, Alicia Menendez, and Lindsay North
Full Citation: Baxter, P., Ramesh, A., Menendez, A., & North, L. (2016). Accelerated education programs in crisis and conflict: building evidence and learning. (Literature review). Washington, D.C: USAID
Research Category:
  • Secondary Research
    • Systematic reviews / literature reviews
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Understand and Strive for Equity

Alternative education in the DRC: final research report

Author: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network
Full Citation: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network. (2016). Alternative education in the DRC. (Final research report). Washington, DC: Authors
Research Category:
  • Primary Research
    • Planned or ongoing project / program evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • DRC
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Understand and Strive for Equity

USAID ECCN policy issues brief: accelerated education for out-of-school children and youth in the DRC

Author: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network
Full Citation: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network. (2016). Accelerated education for out-of-school children and youth in the DRC. (Policy issues brief)
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
    • Policy
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • DRC
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Policy, Understand and Strive for Equity

Accelerated education programs in crisis and conflict: building evidence and learning (Research brief)

Author: NORC, University of Chicago
Full Citation: NORC, University of Chicago. (2016). Accelerated education programs in crisis and conflict: building evidence and learning. (Research brief). Washington, D.C: USAID
Research Category:
  • Secondary Research
    • Systematic reviews / literature reviews
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Understand and Strive for Equity

Alternative Education in DRC: A Path to Reach Out-of-School Children and Youth

775 million children and youth in 35 conflict-affected countries are left behind in the global drive towards Education for All. The human, social and economic costs are staggering, not least since these young people are at risk for recruitment into gangs and insurgent militias, and for girls, early forced marriages and sexual trafficking.

The global initiative Education Cannot Wait is based on the recognition that assuring education for these children and youth requires a shift in approaches to provide a path back into education for those excluded as a consequence of crisis and conflict. Read more  »

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Accelerating learning for children in developing countries: joining research and practice

Author: Judith A. Charlick
Full Citation: Charlick, J. A. (2004) in Cynthia J. P. (Ed.). Accelerating learning for children in developing countries: joining research and practice. Washington, D.C: USAID Basic Education and Policy Support.
Research Category:
  • Secondary Research
    • Systematic reviews / literature reviews
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Understand and Strive for Equity

Accelerated education: 10 principles for effective practice

Author: Inter-Agency Accelerated Education Working Group
Full Citation: Inter-Agency Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG). (2016). Accelerated education: 10 principles for effective practice. (n.p): UNHCR.
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
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Definitions: accelerated education

Author: Inter-Agency Accelerated Education Working Group
Full Citation: Inter-Agency Accelerated Education Working Group. (2016). Definitions: Accelerated education. (n.p)UNHCR.
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Understand and Strive for Equity

Accelerated education programmes: a toolkit for donors, practitioners and evaluators

Author: Juliette Myers and Helen Pinnock
Full Citation: Myers, J., & Pinnock, H. (2016). in Inggrid L. (Ed. ). Accelerated education programmes: a toolkit for donors, practitioners and evaluators. (n.p.): UNHCR.
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Understand and Strive for Equity

Alternative education: filling the gap in emergency and post-conflict situations (policy brief)

Author: UNESCO - IIEP and CfBT Education Trust
Full Citation: UNESCO - IIEP & CfBT Education Trust. (2009). Alternative education: filling the gap in emergency and post-conflict situations. (Policy brief). Paris and London: Author.
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
    • Community Schools / Distance or Virtual Education
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Liberia
    • Sierra Leone
  • Asia
    • Bangladesh
    • Nepal
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Community Schools / Distance or Virtual Education, Understand and Strive for Equity

Alternative education: filling the gap in emergency and post-conflict situations

Author: Pamela Baxter and Lynne Bethke
Full Citation: Baxter, P., & Bethke, L. (2009). Alternative education: Filling the gap in emergency and post-conflict situations. Paris: UNESCO-IIEP and London: CfBT Education Trust
Research Category:
  • Secondary Research
    • Systematic reviews / literature reviews
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
    • Community Schools / Distance or Virtual Education
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Liberia
    • Sierra Leone
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Community Schools / Distance or Virtual Education, Understand and Strive for Equity

Reaching the underserved: complementary models of effective schooling

Author: Joseph DeStefano, Audrey-marie Schuh Moore, David Balwanz, and Ash Hartwell
Full Citation: DeStefano, J., Moore, A. S., Balwanz, D., & Hartwell, A. (2007). Reaching the underserved: complementary models of effective schooling. Washington, D.C: USAID
Research Category:
  • Secondary Research
    • Systematic reviews / literature reviews
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
Location(s):
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Latin America and The Caribbean
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Understand and Strive for Equity

Learning for all: alternative models & policy options

Author: Ash Hartwell
Full Citation: Hartwell, A. (2007). Learning for all: alternative models & policy options. Center for International Education Faculty Publications. 45.
Research Category:
  • Secondary Research
    • Systematic reviews / literature reviews
Category/Categories:
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming
    • Policy
Location(s):
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Latin America and The Caribbean
Posted in Accelerated/Alternative Education Programming, Policy, Understand and Strive for Equity

Accelerated Education Programs Literature Review and Brief

USAID, with NORC at the University of Chicago, has produced an important new study,  Accelerated Education Programs in Crisis and Conflict: Building Evidence and Learning.  This thorough literature review provides insight into a critical global issue: As of 2013, almost 50 million primary and lower- secondary-age children have been deprived of an education through the impact of crisis and/or conflict.

Accelerated Education Programs (AEPs) provide a key strategy for children and youth to gain access to basic education that is otherwise denied to them. Read more  »

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Webcast on Accelerated Education

USAID ECCN, in partnership with the Inter-Agency Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG),  hosted a webcast on June 9, offering a first preview of the AEWG’s Accelerated Education pocket guide, which features 10 key principles of Accelerated Education. Presenters covered the development, importance, and potential application of the Accelerated Education pocket guide and an overview of the 10 principles to guide development and implementation of Accelerated Education programming.

AEWG Resources

Please note that the pocket guide is a beta version and is being field tested. Read more  »

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The longue durée of Alternative Education in DRC

Several hours of gunfire would keep us awake that night but the evening was for good food and insight from the Catholic fathers. We were a small (five Congolese, one English) team commissioned by USAID ECCN to spend November 2015 in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to ‘gather, build, and consolidate evidence for the field’. We were looking at Alternative Education (AE), especially Accelerated Learning Programs (ALPs); Read more  »

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