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Klaus, Sarah – Open Society Foundations, 2020
Since the early 1990s, the Open Society Foundations have supported early childhood development, recognizing it as a prerequisite for sustainable political and social change--with a focus not only on young children, but on parents, caregivers, and the wider community. This report commemorates the Open Society Early Childhood Program, which, from…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Change, Childrens Rights
Wilkinson, Moira N.; Thomas, Matthew A. M.; Heyman, Cory; Bartlett, Lesley; Godbole, Pragati; Hodge, Stephanie; Naidu, Sailesh; Switzer, Tawnya; Vavrus, Frances – Open Society Foundations, 2015
The World Conference on Education for All in Jomtien in 1990 marked the first concerted effort to prioritize educational development around the world, and subsequent meetings continue to advance the global agenda for what education--and the world--could become. In 2000, the Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals laid out the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Sustainability
Open Society Foundations, 2015
This paper and the four commissioned works on which it is based are guided by the important question: How can we start valuing practices and outcomes of teaching and learning that are difficult to reduce to numbers? As the process of developing indicators for the Post-2015 education targets unfolds, some of the targets are at risk of being dropped…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Preschool Education
Lewin, Keith M. – Open Society Foundations, 2015
The purpose of this paper is to review recent developments related to the development of indicators of educational progress in the context of the Post 2015 deliberations to generate a new international architecture for educational investment through to 2030. There have been a plethora of suggestions and several parallel consultation processes…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Preschool Education
Verger, Antoni; Bonal, Xavier; Zancajo, Adrián – Open Society Foundations, 2015
This report reviews the conceptual debates and existing data sources that relate to three ambiguous and controversial targets included in the post-2015 education framework: Relevant Learning Outcomes; Knowledge, Skills, Values, and Attitudes (for education for global citizenship and sustainable development); and Teachers and Safe, Inclusive, and…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Educational Objectives, Goal Orientation, Preschool Education
Barrett, Angeline M.; Sørensen, Tore Bernt – Open Society Foundations, 2015
This paper sets out to reclaim rights-based thinking on for the current proposals for the education Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). The proposed indicators are intended to contribute to a broad and bold agenda for education quality compatible with the targets set out in two proposals for a post-2015 education goals -- the Muscat Agreement…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality
Talbot, Christopher, Ed.; Taylor, Aleesha, Ed. – Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations, 2015
In 2006, after nearly two decades of civil conflict and instability, Liberia's physical and governance infrastructure was destroyed and its brutalized population was stricken with high levels of illiteracy and unemployment. The newly formed government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was not able to meet the stringent requirements imposed by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Partnerships in Education, International Cooperation
Becirevic, Majda; Dowling, Monica – Open Society Foundations, 2012
Young children with disabilities frequently face stigmatization; they are more prone to exclusion, abandonment and institutionalisation--often leaving their developmental needs unmet. Equally, the parents of children with disabilities can face isolation and poverty as they attempt to negotiate adequate services for their children to enable them to…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Social Integration, Inclusion, Disabilities
Bennett, John – Open Society Foundations, 2012
Every European nation has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and therefore has an obligation to protect and promote, with equity and without discrimination, the rights of all children. Yet, across Europe, the majority of poor Roma children face a challenging present and a difficult future. Their possibilities to succeed in life…
Descriptors: Migrants, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Children
Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations, 2013
Despite the fact that access to education has dramatically increased over the past decade, 57 million children do not currently have access to education, and many of those who do receive limited, low-quality services. Recent estimates have shown that the stagnation of aid and inflation has meant that the funding gap needed to provide basic…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Investment, Access to Education, Educational Quality
Filipp, Robert; Lerer, Leonard – Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations, 2013
Innovative financing is a growing prospect and priority in the education sector, where over 57 million children and youth do not have access to schools, and the funding gap for achieving basic education for all is estimated at $26 billion. It has made a significant difference in meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals, especially in health, by…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Innovation, Financial Support, Global Approach
Pop, Daniel, Ed. – Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations, 2012
"Education Policy and Equal Education Opportunities," published by the Open Society Education Support Program, examines the role of public education in addressing a wide variety of unequal educational opportunities found across the world. The publication brings together analyses from countries in Europe and Asia (Albania, Bulgaria, Czech…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Public Education
Lapham, Kate; Papikyan, Hayarpi – Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations, 2012
"Special Schools as a Resource for Inclusive Education" examines inclusive education reform efforts by the Open Society foundation in Armenia in communities with special and mainstream schools. These efforts evolved into a project to transform three special schools for children with disabilities into resource centers to help mainstream…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Inclusion, Special Education, Students with Disabilities
Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations, 2012
As the HIV epidemic continues to unfold across southern Africa, countries are still struggling to find effective means to address many of its negative impacts at individual, family and community levels. One of the most complicated challenges is how to support the growing number of orphans and other children made vulnerable, or made more…
Descriptors: Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Role of Education