There is a great need for training of early childhood education teachers and providers in refugee contexts, in which the pivotal role that pre-primary or preschool teachers play in both the learning and well-being of young children under five is even more pronounced.
Recently, our early childhood education program, Little Ripples, was selected by Promising Practices in Refugee Education as one of twenty innovative, efficient, and quality education programs for refugee children globally. Launched in March 2017, the Promising Practices in Refugee Education initiative set out to identify, document, and promote innovative ways to efficiently reach refugee children and young people with quality education opportunities.
The Lessons Learned series highlights practical takeaways from CEI’s Journeys to Scale report, produced in partnership with UNICEF, that tells the story of innovative education interventions as they attempt to scale.
This week's News & Views features the accomplishments and travel tales of a number of CEI staff; several opportunities to present or refine your work innovation or evaluation; news about the education crisis in Syria and an internationally acclaimed secondary education program in Kenya.
The Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI), a companion initiative to CEI that is also managed by the Results for Development Institute (R4D), recently published its Highlights: 2013 report presenting observations about health market developments over the last year.
The United Nations Association of the UK (UNA-UK) recently published "Global Development Goals: Leaving No One Behind" which takes a critical look into achieving MDGs by 2015. The report features R4D's Nick Burnett, Shubha Jayaram, and Milan Thomas on what the MDGs left out.
In Lebanon, the sheer number of Syrian refugees is already overwhelming the weak education infrastructure. According to Lebanese officials, Syrian students in public schools now outnumber their Lebanese peers by about 150,000.
CEI- India Hub in its endeavor to create state forums for active and context driven discussions on education in India, will be holding a series of Education Innovators Forums (EdIF) during the last two weeks of September, covering 5 different states. The first EdIF of the series will take place in Chennai on the 13th, to be followed by events in Hyderabad, Bhopal, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur. To stay up to date on their activities follow @CEICMS2013 on Twitter.
"An Education Displaced" is a blog series by Results for Development’s Kimberly Josephson, which focuses on an often-invisible population of learners: the displaced. When ordinary people are forced from their homes by conflict, disaster, or economic disparity their lives get turned upside down. Education has the potential to be a rare constant amid this uncertainty, but there are critical gaps to fill before that can happen. Kimberly spent four years working with a family from Bhutan who lived nearly 20 years in a refugee camp in Nepal.
Platform goes live! - The Center for Education Innovations went live last Wednesday, June 5. It features more than 140 non-state education innovations in the Programs Database that span diverse geographic regions and unique topics such as education technology, skills for work, early childhood development, and out-of-school children. The Research & Evidence Library contains more than 300 reports, studies, and other analytical documents in global education. The Funders Platform links supporters of non-state education around the world to help fuel collaboration.