INEE Minimum Standards Contextualizations
The INEE Minimum Standards are generic in order to be applicable to a broad range of contexts. They are meant to serve as a guideline to practitioners and policy makers to establish quality education programming in emergencies through to recovery. The Minimum Standards are most effective when they are contextualised to each individual setting. The Standards define the goals for access to quality education in universal terms, while the key actions represent specific steps that are needed to achieve each Standard. Since every context is different, the key actions in the handbook must be adapted to each specific local situation. Context, including available resources, and the stage of the emergency must be considered in determining locally acceptable contextualized actions.
Steps to contextualize the INEE Minimum Standards
- Contact the INEE Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) to advise that you are planning to contextualize the Minimum Standards.
- Identify other education providers within your context who are interested in cooperating with you in the contextualization process.
- Host an orientation to the Minimum Standards. Invite other education providers from local agencies and Ministry of Education. Use the Handbook in the local language if available. During this orientation, some participants may become interested in contributing to the contextualization process.
- Set up a working group of representatives of other educational agencies and hopefully those who attended the orientation to the Minimum Standards. Select a chairperson to oversee the entire contextualization process, and organize meetings to discuss each Standard separately.
- Present the framework for contextualization to serve as guide to discuss the characteristics and elements of each Standard. Break up each Standard into its different components and discuss each in detail, ensuring not to lower the Standards due to challenging contexts. Consult the key actions and guidance notes of each Standard to help guide discussions and definitions.
- Hold a series of working meetings with the education providers to go through all the Minimum Standards.
- Once the Standards have been contextualized, combine them into a compiled document.
- Host a forum where these contextualized Standards are presented to practitioners and stakeholders in your setting.
For further information on contextualization, contact email@example.com
Below is a list of contextualized INEE Minimum Standards as well as resources to support the contextualisation process.