10:00 am EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Teaching and Learning in Emergencies, Chronic Crises, and Early Recovery

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

In contexts of crisis and emergency, resuming education delivery is increasingly regarded as a vital part of the humanitarian response and plays an important role in protecting citizens while laying a sustainable foundation for recovery, peace, and development. While access to education for children and youth affected by crisis and emergencies has increased in recent years, far less attention has been paid to the content of what is taught, the teaching methodologies utilized and the assessment of learning outcomes.

The Center for Universal Education convened a consultative workshop on October 27 with the Inter-Agency Network on Education in Emergencies (INEE) focused on the development of the INEE Guidance Notes on Teaching and Learning in Emergencies, Chronic Crises, and Early Recovery. Thirty technical experts from the U.S. federal government, international nongovernmental organizations, and academic institutions participated in small group analyses of the content of the drafted Guidance Notes, providing experience-based recommendations for how to analyze, develop, and implement within the four intersecting areas of education development: curricula, teacher and instructor training, instruction, and assessment of learning outcomes.

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