Accelerated Education

Recently I was in Washington, D.C., at an education event.

The event was hosted by the  Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), which is made up of education partners working in Accelerated Education (AE). The AEWG is currently led by UNHCR, with representatives from UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, ECCN, NRC, Plan, IRC, Save the Children, and War Child Holland.  I didn’t take any pictures because it was the sort of room where anyone would feel like an imposter and I was working hard on keeping out of the way.

For what accelerated education is exactly you can watch this video:

or read up on the definitions on this page.

AEWG held their event to launch a set of principles that they had created – with the hope that everyone working in AE would start to produce much more consistent interventions.

Now, AE programs are very very big, and they are relatively simple and broad compared to most things that eQuality Time is into. The reason I’m posting here is that I was really impressed with the level of transparency that was displayed for the event.   The page for the event gives not only the agenda and the materials themselves. It also gives the slides, the talking points (which I’ve never seen anywhere else) and the id of each speaker, along with a full recording over the overall event.      There are case studies for four different countries for people who want to find out more (which they might need to use, because the videos and slides don’t cite any sources…)

I’m very cynical about webcasts, and even launch events – but it’s really nice to see an event ‘finished off’ in this way.  It’s an excellent case study it its own right.


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