Accelerating Change for Children’s and Youths’ Education through Systems Strengthening (ACCESS)
A Reflection on Key Findings from Phase 1
This research explores assumptions and hypotheses about what quality accelerated education provision is, and how this might be best achieved. In light of COVID-19, the growing concern for millions of children and youth who are out of school or at risk of being out of school, and with accelerated education programs being promoted as a solution to this challenge, this research is particularly timely. Achieving systemic change for the tens of millions of overage and out-of-school children globally—be it through Accelerated Education Programs or other nonformal education pathways—requires a careful understanding of both the wider political economy within which such education opportunities exist and the aims and ambitions of education for these learners.
The Accelerating Change for Children and Youths’ Education through Systems Strengthening (ACCESS) research project is a collaborative endeavor between the University of Auckland and the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Accelerated Education Working Group and is funded through the Evidence for Education in Emergencies research envelope supported by Dubai Cares.