Alternative Education Beyond Accelerated Education: A Suggested Taxonomy and Program Examples

Alternative education programs can provide access to education and opportunities to complete a course of learning that might lead to further studies and offer meaningful skills acquisition for life and work. However, while alternative education programming offers a way forward for many youth left out of the formal education system, as well as useful practices for the formal system, wide variability in terminology, quality, access, and recognition means that even when alternative education programming is available, it often fails to meet the needs of learners.

During this webinar, panelists shared a suggested taxonomy and related definitions for the range of alternative education programming, followed by three case studies from Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Philippines.

Webinar Recording

The views expressed in this webinar are the presenters' own.

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INEE Webinar


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Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)


Accelerated Education Program (AEP)
Alternative Education