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Awarded with the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum Award 2016 !!

The proud moment -- My Programme...The Necessary Teachers Training (NeTT) Porgramme won the prestigious NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum Award 2016 for its innovative approach to Teacher Education and developing Digital DMM - A Digital System for Teacher Education. The award was presented to Mr. Snorre Westgaard (ED of HPPI) by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, in Mumbai ..... feeling proud as a Programme Manager - NeTT !! Read More

Oh how I wish to continue my education!

Education is a human right that is in tandem of the Ghana government’s policy of Education for All, which is now Inclusive Education thus: “everyone has the right to education” as it opens doors, expands opportunities and gives freedom. Interestingly our country Ghana has passed the Disability Law (ACT 715) and has signed and ratified so many international treaties including the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD). But do People with Disabilities really have this right to enjoy the Inclusive Education? The implementation of these laws and conventions on paper h... Read More

PPWI Helds Journalism Training for Orphans

Jakarta – Persatuan Pewarta Warga Indonesia (Indonesian Citizen Journalists Association – PPWI) collaborated with the Orphanage of Siti Khadijah Al-Kubra Foundation has successfully organized citizen journalism training for orphans, from 10 to 12 of October, 2015, at the Orphanage House of Siti Khadijah Al-Kubra, in Jakarta, Indonesia. A total of 20 orphans, comprising fifteen children from this orphanage house and five others from outside joined the training. Mainly, these children go to junior and senior high schools. Wilson Lalengke, an IFP Alumni, is one of the trainer cooperate with his t... Read More

SMILE, Silver Memorial Inclusive Community Education and Learning Center

That name, SMILE is yet to be confirmed! Otherwise, the long awaited inclusive education and learning center, of Opucet village Soroti district, Silver Francis Oonyu's birth place was launched on July 1, 2014. Friends of Silver Francis Oonyu from the University of Pittsburgh and those from Carlow University together with the local leadership of Opucet presided over and graced the occasion. Under their not for profit organizations VCAYA based in the US and AVCR-UG in Uganda, the roofing of the same is scheduled for July 2,2015. You are all welcome to join Silver Francis Oonyu in taking educ... Read More

Investigation into the role and development of community mobile libraries in rural area in South Afr

The purpose of the study is to investigate into the role and development of mobile libraries in rural areas in South Africa. Literature, case study and interviews were used for data collection. The study has tried to find out the role of mobile libraries in rural areas; models of mobile libraries service provision; potential users and their needs; unique issues that have to be addressed in South Africa to develop rural mobile library services and identified good practice for developing mobile library service. The findings show that there is a need for mobile library services in rural areas i... Read More

IFP and 3ie: Making Impact Evaluation Matter

In September, IFP Tracking Study team member Mirka Tvaruzkova attended a conference in the Philippines sponsored by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) entitled Making Impact Evaluation Matter: Better Evidence for Effective Policies and Programs. This conference brought together researchers and practitioners from around the world to discuss the importance of impact evaluation and evidence-based decision making. The IFP Tracking Study was highlighted in the poster session; the team prepared a poster that depicted the data collection methods and study considerations. ... Read More

New Book Examines the IFP Legacy

A new book co-edited by Mary S. Zurbuchen, former Director of IFP programs in Asia and Russia, explores the background, implementation, and outcomes of the International Fellowships Program. Published in July of this year, Leadership for Social Justice in Higher Education uses in-depth studies of leadership, diversity, social inclusion, and social justice to examine how the International Fellowships Program has cultivated social justice leadership over the last decade. The book features contributions from top scholars as well as former IFP staff, international partners, and other IFP co... Read More

The effectiveness of citizenship curriculum in addressing diversity in British secondary schools

Citizenship was made a compulsory subject in British secondary schools in 2002.Since this date, debate about its effectiveness in achieving its aims has not stopped. One of the most important principles of the subject is addressing diversity in society. This study investigates the effectiveness of citizenship curriculum in addressing diversity through grounded theory research. The methods of the research are documentary analysis, online-based questionnaire, and phone-based interviews. Most of the research findings are compatible with those of the literature. They show that the curriculum is n... Read More

The effectiveness of citizenship curriculum in addressing diversity in British secondary schools

Citizenship was made a compulsory subject in British secondary schools in 2002. Since this date, debate about its effectiveness in achieving its aims has not stopped. One of the most important principles of the subject is addressing diversity in society. This study investigates the effectiveness of citizenship curriculum in addressing diversity through grounded theory research. The methods of the research are documentary analysis, online-based questionnaire, and phone-based interviews. Most of the research findings are compatible with those of the literatures. They show that the curricu... Read More

I ColóquiO Movimento Sindical docente no Território do Sertão Produtivo e as Políticas Educacionais

Aconteceu no Campus VI da Universidade do Estado da Bahia localizado em Caetité, alto sertão da Bahia, Brasil no dia 07 de julho de 2014, o I Colóquio da linha de Pesquisa: Educação Cultura e Memória do (GPCSL). O tema central foi Movimento Sindical docente no Território do Sertão Produtivo e as Políticas Educacionais. Participaram do encontro mais de 15 lideres sindicais dos municípios que compõem o Território 13 denominado Sertão Produtivo na região sudoeste do estado da Bahia. Sob a coordenação da Prof.Marinalva Nunes Fernandes, a mesa de debates foi composta pela profª.Wilma Moura (Preside... Read More

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