March 27, 2018
The handbook was originally posted by UNESCO.
We know that education is a fundamental human right. We know that without it, our lives – and indeed our world – would be greatly diminished. The collective progress that has been made over recent decades to get millions more students into the classroom is cause for celebration. But with so many challenges remaining – from concerns about whether they are actually learning to the educational exclusion
of so many disadvantaged children – there is no room for complacency.
Now, as never before, we need to track progress on education in more detail. Where are the learning gaps? Who is still missing out on an education? And very importantly, why?
This Handbook sets out, in practical terms, how this can be achieved. Produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), in collaboration with FHI 360 Education Policy and Data Centre, Oxford Policy Management and the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge, it provides all those involved in the measurement of educational equity with not only the key conceptual frameworks but also the practical tools to do the job. With countries under pressure to deliver data on an unprecedented scale, the Handbook also recognises that no country can do this alone, making a strong case for greater cooperation and support across governments, donors and civil society.
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