Guidebook for planning education in emergencies and reconstruction: CD-ROM version

94 p., 1 CD-ROM

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About the publication

When serious crisis or conflict hits a country, schools are often abandoned or reduced to rubble. On a larger scale, the whole education system is shaken, if not destroyed. Urgent measures must be taken to ensure that teaching and learning continue, whatever the circumstances. Access to education is essential to provide protection for children and to allow them to return to normalcy as soon as possible. The Guidebook for planning education in emergencies and reconstruction developed by the International Institute for Educational Planning aims to help countries take quick and appropriate action in emergency situations. Intended mainly for education ministry staff, the guide will also serve educational planners and managers at all levels, as well as UN staff, donor agencies and NGOs. Each of the 38 chapters offers a checklist of points to cover, as well as strategies or policy options that have already proven successful in such situations. The tools and links provided in this CD-ROM version allow for easy browsing and keyword searches. Due to the very nature of education reconstruction work, which has to move fast in a rapidly changing environment, experience is rarely documented, and valuable lessons often lost. The Guidebook is part of the IIEP's pioneering research programme in this field, and draws on case studies from situations as diverse as Kosovo, Southern Sudan, Timor-Leste and Rwanda. It covers issues ranging from ethnicity, child soldiers and refugees to teacher training, donor relations and budget management. The Guidebook benefited from the collaboration of a team of recognized specialists brought together by the IIEP, representing experienced researchers and practitioners from institutions, agencies and ministries across the world.