Education Policy Standard 2: Planning and Implementation

Topic(s)
Education Policy
Programme Cycle - Strategic Planning
Programme Cycle - Implementation

The following EiE Toolkit list of resources focusing on INEE Minimum Standards Education Policy Standard 2: Planning and Implementation, are practical, field-friendly tools to guide anyone working in the field of education in emergencies. The Minimum Standards encourage education activities take into account international and national educational policies, laws, standards and plans and the learning needs of affected populations.

Alternative Education: Filling the Gap in Emergency and Post-conflict Situations

Published by
Education Development Trust (formerly CFBT)
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Report

This book reviews some alternative education programmes, including those providing alternative access, such as accelerated learning programmes and home-based or community-based schools. It also examines programmes that are alternative in curriculum provision, offering non-traditional subjects such as HIV and AIDS prevention or landmine awareness, and those that provide an alternative pedagogy, using more learner-centred and participatory techniques.

Disaster Prevention for Schools: Guidance for Education Sector Decision-Makers

Published by
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

This guidance document aligned to the INEE Minimum Standards for Education was developed by UNISDR and is intended for education administrators at all levels as well as school safety advocates.

Guidance Notes for Government Policies and Practices Related to Education and Non-Discrimination

Published by
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

The Guidance Notes provide a list of key questions to ask when reviewing government policies and practices related to education and non-discrimination in order to ensure that all children and youth have equal access to quality education, especially during emergencies and early reconstruction.

Guidebook for Planning Education in Emergencies and Reconstruction

Published by
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

This Guidebook for planning education in emergencies and reconstruction aims to support educational authorities in providing equal access to education of quality for children affected by conflict or disaster.

Identification, Selection and Recruitment of Teachers and Education Workers

Published by
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

This chapter presents a series of strategies, and guidance notes to implement those strategies, to retain existing teachers and education workers as well as to recruit new teachers and education workers to meet the new educational needs created by emergency situations.

INEE Reference Guide on External Education Financing

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Published
Arabic
Bosnian
Croatian
English
French
Serbian
Spanish
Manual/Handbook/Guide

The INEE Reference Guide on External Education Financing was developed by the INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility in response to requests from education specialists for an easily accessible description of the different types of external assistance for education. 

International Standard Classification of Education

Published by
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Initially developed by UNESCO in the 1970s, and first revised in 1997, the ISCED classification serves as an instrument to compile and present education statistics both nationally and internationally.

Landmine Awareness

Published by
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Report

This chapter focuses on ensuring that programmes provide information and knowledge that is reflected in safe behaviours with regard to landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), and securing community involvement in such programmes.

Learning Spaces and School Facilities

Published by
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

This chapter contains a series of strategies to ensure access to safe learning spaces and provide for children's daily basic needs during school hours as well as an excerpt of the Immediately, Sooner, Later Matrix of Response focused on site selection, shelter and furniture (p. 156)

Matrix Analyzing Ways of Measuring Education Quality and Estimating School-age Population

Published by
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

This chapter provides two tools useful for monitoring: a matrix analyzing different ways of defining/measuring education quality (p. 126) and two methods for estimating school age population (p. 132). Extracted from UNESCO IIEP's Guidebook for Planning Education in Emergencies and Reconstruction.

Planning Education in and after Emergencies

Published by
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)
Published
English
French
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Education can develop positive attitudes and reflexes, which are important to confront such situations as war or natural disaster. It is vital also to develop an education system or a curriculum that best caters to the needs of crisis-stricken populations, and to ensure that no social groups are excluded or denied the right to education.

Planning Processes

Published by
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

This chapter examines the context and challenges of planning in emergencies and early reconstruction contexts and lays out 12 suggested strategies for effective planning processes.

Post-Primary Education

Published by
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

This chapter contains practical strategies to ensure that educational opportunities remain open after completion of primary schooling, to enable students whose studies were interrupted to resume their education, and to provide skilled labour, including for school teaching.

Rapid Response: Programming for Education Needs in Emergencies

Published by
Education Development Trust (formerly CFBT)
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Policy Document

This policy brief presents recommendations for policy and practice for those working to design and deliver education programmes in areas of conflict and emergencies.

Rural Populations

Published by
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

This chapter outlines key strategies and guidance notes for educational authorities, planners and providers to help them keep the rural/urban distinction in mind when developing strategies for education in emergencies.

Structure of the Education System

Published by
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Chapters extracted from UNESCO IIEP's Guidebook for Planning Education in Emergencies and Reconstruction.

Suggested Policy Guidelines for an Integrated Approach to Skills and Values Development

Published by
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

The tool on page 133 provides suggested policy guidelines for an integrated approach to skills and values development by including the goals of peace and conflict resolution, tolerance and respect for diversity, human rights and humanitarian norms, active citizenship, environmental sustainability, non-pressured personal relationships and preventive health.

Minimum Economic Recovery Standards

Published by
SEEP Network
Published
English
Manual/Handbook/Guide

The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards are the internationally recognized consensus on best practices for building economic resilience for crisis-affected communities.