Oxford Comparative and International Education Seminar Series 2018

May 2018

Despite the advances made in securing access to education for many more children around the world than was the case a decade ago, large numbers still do not have access to formal education; and when they do, many are not learning at all, or learning fast enough to make successful transitions through the education system.

And while there is a concerted effort to redress the learning gap, our understandings of those policies and interventions that are most likely to lead to improvements in learning for all, especially for the more disadvantaged learners partial.

So, how might we improve our understanding of what works to raise learning outcomes for all?

The ESRC-DFID Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme consists of a portfolio of 29 interdisciplinary research teams, each that undertakes cutting edge research on the manner in which the complex relationships between elements of the education systems the contexts in which they are embedded, and the dynamic operating within the system impact on efforts to raise learning outcomes for all.

The below videos are the collection of seminars given by RLO grant-holders as part of the Oxford Comparative and International Education Seminar Series at St Antony's College, University of Oxford during February and March 2018. The series brought together researchers from across the portfolio of research grants to present their questions, their thinking, and their learning.

The seminar series, organsied by the Programme Research Lead (PRL) team were:

The Impact Initiative blog posts are either from individual researchers or from major research programmes. Some of the blog posts are original source and are written by researchers and experts connected to the two research programmes jointly funded by ESRC and FCDO: the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research and the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme. Other blog posts are imported from related websites and programmes. 

The views expressed in these blogs reflect the opinions of each individual and may not represent the Institute of Development Studies, the University of Cambridge, ESRC or FCDO.


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