Accelerated Education Principles Case Studies

In 2016, the AEWG developed 10 Principles for Effective Practice for Accelerated Education and an accompanying Guide to Accelerated Education Principles. Field testing of these two tools was conducted between mid-2016 and March 2017. The testing involved: (1) the development of a checklist, based on the 10 principles and associated sub-principles; (2) solicitation of feedback from global AE experts; and (3) field visits to four AE programs in Kenya, Afghanistan, and Sierra Leone, as well as a desk study conducted in Mali. The goal was to test the relevance, utility, and application of the AE Principles and Guide within various contexts, with different target populations, and at various stages of the program cycle. Full results and recommendations of from these field studies are available in the Synthesis Report, with a summary in an Executive Summary of the report. The field testing also resulted in a series of case studies from Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, and two programs in Dadaab in North East Kenya that highlight how contextual differences are managed in assessing adherence to the principles and in ensuring effectiveness of AE programs generally. 

Resource Info

Resource Type

Case Study


Published by

Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG)


Alternative Education

Geographic Focus

Sierra Leone