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Norway
The country information for Norway, a member of the European Agency, focuses on assessment, specialist Support, financing, teacher education in inclusive education.

Latin America; Caribbean
The Spanish pdf document linked here lists all countries of Latin America and the Caribbean that ratified the "UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" (CRPD). You will find the date of the signature and the date of the ratification - of the convention and the optional protocol. Countries that are not listed didn\'t sign the convention as of November 2017 [...]

Latin America
This English Wikipedia article is based on Chapter 3. "Inclusive Education 2030: Issues and implications for Latin America". In: Youth and changing realities. Rethinking secondary education in Latin America (2017). It gives a short overview over the following aspects of inclusive education in latin America: 1 Combining traditional programmes with new approaches 2 Focusing [...]

Spain
The article was published on 22.04.2014 on the blog "Euro Crisis in the Press" which is run by the London School of Economics and Political Science. The authors argue that in their opinion the current language policy in Catalan schools is unfair as Spanish-Castilian speaking students were disadvantaged by the almost exclusive use of the Catalan language. The blog article also [...]

international
As an interactive online tool the UNESCO eAtlas for Education 2030 presents worldwide statistical information which is collected to achieve the aims the Education 2030 Framework for Action has set. Users can individualize and combine the data given to the different sub-targets, draw up excel-files or graphical maps, and finally download and share it.

Turkey
Although this text is in German, it also provides some interesting links to English information about inclusion in Turkey as well as links and names of important Turkish institutions in this field. The Google Translator translates well enough so that you can understand the basic facts and follow the interesting links and institutions on their own website. [Abstract: Editors of [...]

international
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) reviews the states that signed the UN-Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The respective countries are asked to show their development in implementing the convention. The table shows which countries get reviewed in which period of time. You first have to filter the data of the table to [...]

Argentina
The "Programme Education" at the "Centre for the Implementation of Public Policies for Social Equity and Growth" CIPPEC aims at doing research and consulting for more justice in the educational system of Argentina. The programme\'s website provides information on projects, some of them with websites of their own, as well as many publications (fulltexts), videos, press releases [...]

international
The Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) was founded in 1999 at the University of Chicago. Meanwhile, the network has more than 300 institutional members in about 40 countries. SAR aims at providing refuge for scholars who face discrimination, censorship, intimidation, or violence in their home countries. The website provides information for scholars who seek support as well as [...]

Indonesia
This Unesco and European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education project (2010-2011) was meant to contribute to the Millennium Development Goals. "The specific objective was to increase the institutional capacity of Yogyakarta provincial and district education authorities to implement and increase the quality of inclusive education in the province." The project site [...]

Indonesia
Fact Sheet of the International Labor Organization ILO (as of July 2013) on inclusion in Indonesia. You can find a somewhat newer version of the fact sheet (as of December 2013), but which has slightly less content. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Indonesia
This article of Jan-Mar 2015 provides an overview of the situation of people with disabilities in Indonesia. The publishing platform "Inside Indonesia" is run by Australian researchers with an interest in Indonesia. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Indonesia
Indonesia Mengajar is a programme founded in 2010 by Indonesian Minister for Education Anies Baswedan (since 27.10.2014). Young students in education or young teachers get recruited to teach in some rural and remote areas of Indonesia for some time. The programme is based on the expreience that remote areas often lack good teachers who don\'t want to teach in these areas for [...]

Finland
Fulltext of the Finnish Disability Policy Programme 2010-2015, dealing with issues of inclusion and equality. The document was published in 2010 by the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Finland
"The National Council on Disability VANE is a co-operative organ for authorities, disability organisations and organisations for relatives of disabled people. It closely follows the decision-making in the society, gives statements and promotes the real implementation of human rights of disabled people. The Council is working in close connection with the Finnish Ministry of [...]

Finland
Summary of the development and current situation in the field of inclusion in Finland (1990ies to 2012). The summary is provided by the European Agency for Special Needs an Inclusive Education. The article was last modified on December 18, 2012. Please note that the original website is offline. Hence, the link provided here leads you to the webarchive and is a copy of [...]

North America; Mexico; Guatemala; Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama; Central America
[Our link leads to an archived site as of 06.02.2015 as the organisation\'s new website doesn\'t provide info sorted regionally any more but sorted by subject. For current information please visit the original website] Disability Rights International aims at promoting the rights of people with disabilities internationally. Its sub-site on the Regional Office for Mexico and [...]

North America; Mexico; Guatemala; Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama; Central America
The website Disabled World is an information site on disability that draws its information from websites all over the world. The sub-site on Central America provides short paragraphs about the situation of people with disabilities in the respective Central American countries. Furthermore, you will find links to online publications and other news from the region. [Abstract: [...]

United States
The "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA) is a U.S. American federal statute that regulates the (right to) education of people (children) with disabilities in the United States.The first version of this statute was adopted in 1975 under the title "Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA)". The statute has been amended several times since then. The [...]

United States
This website of the U.S. department of Education provides the text of the law and additional information and materials to the Parts B and C of the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (IDEA). Part B deals with Children and youth (ages 3-21), Part C with Infants and toddlers (birth-2). The website provides information on the implementation of the law, guidelines and [...]

United States
On this page, the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics provides statistics for the following question: "What percentage of students with disabilities are educated in regular classrooms?" The page also provides further links to related statistics. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Canada
Inclusive Education Canada provides information on inclusive education not only in Canada but worldwide. You will find publications, videos, information about projects and other things. The website furthermore provides a list of partner organisations working in the same field. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Canada; Sweden
This 2013 issue of the journal Education Canada has a focus on inclusive education, especially in Higher Education. The articles are available for free. Table of contents (selection): * School Inclusion * Learning People Skills * The Role of the Resource Teacher in an Inclusive Setting * L’inclusion des clientèles émergentes * La clientèle émergente des [...]

Central America; North America; South America
This Wikipedia article provides a short summary of the "Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities" adopted in 1999. The article furthermore offers links to the text of the concention in English, Spanish and Portuguese, as well as to a list of the participating countries and as to wether they have signed and [...]

Africa South of the Sahara; international
This report published on a United Nations website provides a short overview over official documents and commission on Human Rights issues in Africa with a focus on parts that may mention the rights of people with disabilities. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Africa; Sierre Leone; Uganda; Malawi; Ethiopia
A-PODD was a three year research project (2009-2011) run by the Centre for Global Health at Trinity College Dublin in cooperation with two institutions in South Africa. The website provides the four project reports for the countries analysed (Sierra Leone, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia). "[The] research investigated the need for disability to be included on the agenda of national [...]

West Africa; Mali; Togo; Burkina Faso; Niger; Sierre Leone; Senegal; Benin; Liberia
The portal PROADIPH ist run by currently 8 West African national organisations for people with disabilities. The portal provides very ample information and documentation (fulltexts) on legislation, research reports, projects, conferences, bibliographies, and much more in the respective countries. You will find written documents as well as audio and video material. [Abstract: [...]

Africa
[This is a copy of the original website as of 01.04.2012. The original website is offline.] The link leads you to a list of signatures from African countries to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It informs you about whether a country has signed the Convention and Protocol or not, and when. The list is probably based on the international list of [...]

Africa
Inclusion Africa is the regional member of Inclusion International. The NGO was establisehd in 2012 with headquarters in Kenya. It advocates for the inclusion and the rights of persons with disabilities in Africa. The website provides some background information on the aims and the activities of Inclusion Africa, as well as links to conferences, news and others. "Inclusion [...]

Africa
The African Disability Rights Yearbook is presented as an annual peer-reviewed journal. Contributions to the journal mainly come from scholars doing research on the rights of people with disbilities in Africa. The yearbook has 3 sections: (thematic) articles, country reports, and regional developments. The yearbook was first published in 2013 by the Centre for Human Rights, [...]

Africa; Southern Africa
The Africa Disability Alliance (ADA), formerly Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (SADPD) until April 2014, is a pan-african agency that works to promote disability programming and policy implementation processes by working in partnership with the African Union (AU), governments, Civil Society and Continental / Regional and National Disabled [...]

Africa
"The African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (1999-2009) was adopted by the 35th Session of the OAU Assembly of Heads of State and Government held in Algiers, Algeria in July 1999. The 1st AU Conference of Ministers of Social Development, which convened in Windhoek, Namibia, 27-31 October 2012, extended the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities for the period [...]

Africa South of the Sahara; South Africa, Republic; international
The article provides a short overview over the development of international policy on the rights of persons with disabilities, then goes on to African and South African policy development. The article also provides a map of African countries having signed and ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (probably as of 2012). The article was first [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
The website of the Unesco Office in Ramallah provides a short overview over its activities and its programme for inclusive education. According to its goal of "Education for All - EFA" inclusion is not merely defined as including children with disabilities but as including all children "regardless of their gender, abilities, disabilities, backgrounds and circumstances". [...]

Palestinian Autonomous Areas
Legislative text of 1999 on the "rights of the disabled" in the Palestinian Territories. The link to the legal text was found on the website of the Worldbank. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Israel
This is the first report of the Commission for Equal Rights for Persons with disabilities, which was established in the year 2000 under the Israeli Ministry of Justice. Unfortunately, the report of 2011 (Word document download) is only available online in Hebrew. You can find some more background information in a presentation during a workshop of the Commission. [Abstract: [...]

Europe; Austria; Belgium; Finland; Germany; Netherlands; Norway; Spain; Sweden; United Kingdom
An overview of national and regional strategies in the given countries concerning the use of e-learning in prisons, published within the framework of the LICOS project (Learning Infrastructures for Correctional Services), funded by the EU.

Europe
A compilation of projects that received support from the European Union during the Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013) targeting education in prison environments.

Finland
The educational policy outlook provides data-based information on current trends in education in Finland, focusing on policy measures to support learners and improve the quality of teaching alnd learning.

Africa South of the Sahara; South Africa, Republic; East Africa; Ghana; Senegal; Kenya; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia
This website provides ample information on PER projects on Africa (esp. South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Kenia, East Africa). There is a focus on OER in agricultre, health and teacher training. Furthermore, you will find information on licencing and policy issues and developments, on events and other news on OER. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Greece
With that extract from her dissertation in 2006, Kyrini Fotopoulou shows which major points have to be discussed when thinking about inclusion in a Greek context. She is not just analysing the term \'inclusion\' itself but gives an insight in the legal framework, educational policy and reality. Furthermore, she makes proposals for reform and gives a conclusion.[Abstract: [...]

Europe; Asia; Africa; Latin America; Middle East; North America; Caribbean; Pacific Rim
„Education in Crisis“ documents changes in the educational sector that are caused by debt or financial crisis as well as by the implementation of detrimental market mechanisms. It focusses especially on mechanisms that turn out to negative effects for the (e)quality in public education, e.g. for education systems, teachers and other employees in that field, students and [...]

United Kingdom; England
The website by the British government informs students with disabilities or special needs about their eligibility and funding that is available on top of grants/loans for students, to cover expenses owing to their individual special needs.

United Kingdom; England; Northern Ireland; Wales; England
Overview and details regarding the disability allowance for students in higher education with a disability or long-term health condition. Eligibility is subject to a needs assessment and grants are non-refundable.

Norway; United Kingdom; Czech Republic; Malaysia; international; Europe; South Africa, Republic
In cooperation with a university in Norway and one in the Czech Republic, the University of Roehampton (London, UK) offers an Erasmus Mundus Master in Special and Inclusive Education from a European and international perspective. During the 16 months period of the programme, students will study a few months at each of the three universities. In the remaining 6 months, and [...]

international
IEA is a project of UNESCO in co-operation with the European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education. The website provides the fulltext of the "UNESCO policy guidelines on inclusion in education" in different languages, a glossary and abbreviation list for concepts and termes in the field of inclusion, as well as Best Practice examples from different continents, for [...]

Europe
"[ANED] was created by the European Commission in December 2007.DOTCOM: the Disability Online Tool of the Commission [...] to support policy development in collaboration with the Commission\'s Disability Unit. Its philosophy and aims support the objectives of European disability policy towards the goal of full participation and equal opportunities for all disabled [...]

Europe
European Network on Inclusive Education & Disability is co-financed by the European Social Fund and has a focus on employability and working inclusion. The website provides a database of experts and organisations having a focus on inclusion in Europe. Furthermore, you will find Good Practice Examples, information on the activities of the network, links to other networks and [...]

Europe
Informational website of the European Commission about the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020. You will find background information as well as links to the official documents of the strategies of 2004-2010 (sometimes also declared as 2003-2010) and 2010-2020. Furthermore, an short summary is given of the 8 priority areas of the strategy. [Abstract: Editors of Education [...]

Europe
The website provides some articles from volume 1 and 2 for free, as well as the table of contents of all volumes of the yearbook published hitherto. senior analysts and academics review important developments regarding disability law and policy, at European level as well as for each member country of the EU respectively. The European Yearbook for Disability Law is part of a [...]

United Kingdom
The Green Paper consultation was publlished by the Department of Education in 2011. One of the rationales was to make provisions for children and young people with special educational needs more effective, beyond giving parents control and establishing a system harmonises educational needs, health and care provisions. Future measures (see the Children and Families Act 2014) [...]

United Kingdom
The Children and Families Act 2014 brings together legislation concerning children in care, looked after, adoption, and (chapter 3) children with special needs and disabilities (SEND). In the case of SEND, health plans are outlined targeting health, care and education. The targeted age group is 0 to 25.

United Kingdom
A guide for parents of children with disabilities, information regarding available support and assistance (financial and otherwise) for children with special (educational) needs).

United Kingdom; England; Scotland; international
The Virtual Issue, published online as volume 35 of th eBritish Journal of Special Education, hosts four articles on the topic of "special needs education" and "learning support". P First published in 2008, the articles focus on the topic of "inclusive" versus mainstream education and highlight some challenges to the debate.

United Kingdom
The article focuses on the legal background and provisions for children with special educational needs in England, alternative regulations may apply to other parts of the UK. Published for EURYPEDIA, the European network on educational information in Europe. Reference year: 2013/2014.

United Kingdom
The 2010 Equality Act marks a reform in the legislation against discrimination in public life in the UK, itcovers race, disability, religious orientation, sex and sexual orientation.

international
This website provides the fulltext of the United Nations\' "Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities" as of 1993 (in English only). Furthermore, you will find annual reports on the implementation of these rules in the UN member countries as well as a proposed supplement to the rules as of 2004 ("reaching the most vulnerable"). [...]

international
The Centre for Disability Law & Policy located at the National University of Ireland (NUI Galway) provides a bibliography of scientific journals with a focus on disability. A website for the respective journal is provided if available. The journals are classed by themes: A: Disability Studies B: Disability Area Studies (e.g., Europe) D: Intellectual disability E: [...]

international
The Salamanca Statement was a result of the "World Conference on Special Needs Education: Access and Quality, Salamanca, Spain, 7-10 June 1994". It is a major international policy document, outlining the global consensus on the needs for educational reform and the policies and strategies needed to include disabled children in the education system. The document is available [...]

international
"Inclusion International is a global federation of family-based organizations advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide." Over 200 federations in 115 countries are members of Inclusion International. The webiste provides information on international developments in the field of inclusion, as well as in the respective member countries. [...]

Kenya; Morocco; India; Argentina
German website about the documentary "On the way to school" ("Sur le chemin de l\'école") by French director Pascal Plisson. The documentary follows children aged 11 to 13 on their way to school in Argentina, Morocco, India and Kenya. Besides the main topic of safety and length of their way to school, the documentary also shows aspects of educational equity and chances, [...]

India
The website provides ample information on Indian statistics, initiatives, programmes, events, laws etc. to fulfill the Education for All goals. Eduaction for all is based on a declaration made during the "World Conference on Education for all" 1990 in Jomtien. The declaration contains several educational goals to be achieved on a worldwide scale until 2015. Unesco is the [...]

international; Africa South of the Sahara
This African OER project was run by the African Virtual University in cooperation with 12 African partner universities. It went online in January 2011 and provides more than 200 modules for mathematics, chemistry, bilogy, physics, as well as teacher education courses on the use of ICT and copyright questions. [Source: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Commonwealth
"The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government [UK and former British Colonies] to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies." Following this aim, the promotion of OERs is part of COL\'s policy. You will find their official position on [...]

international; Poland; Brazil; United Kingdom; China; Africa South of the Sahara; Netherlands; Slovenia; Japan; Latin America; Russian Federation; Mauritius
While the World OER Congress invites government officials, the "Open Seminar and Exhibition" , that takes place at the same time, invites NGOs and individual experts and researchers worldwide to discuss the topic. The website offers their presentations as fulltext documents, as well as background information on the presnters. [Source: Editors of Education Worldwide]

international
The Cape Town Open Education Declaration was based on a meeting of international, leading personalities in the field of Open Education. The meeting was organised by the Open Society Institute and the Shuttleworth Foundation in 2007 in Cape Town. The declaration calls upon actors in politics, education, publishing, research and others to engage in the promotion of freely [...]

international; Ireland
The School of Education has a focus on the following topics: * Sports Studies and Physical Education (SSPE) Home * Early Years and Childhood Studies Section * Science Education Section * PDE (Post-Primary Teaching) * Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education Needs (SEN) There are currentlich three bigger research projects: * Multiple [...]

international; Ireland
The School of Education was founded in 1909. Amongst others, it has a focus on gender and education. Furthermore, people are working on areas as diverse as the sociology of childhood, psychology, gender & education, the history of education, education & disadvantage, curriculum design & development, children\'s literature, teachers and teaching, philosophy of education, [...]

Ireland; Asia; Africa
The research of the department focusses on the following themes: - Teaching, Learning and Curricular Development - Development Education, Social Justice and Educational Disadvantage - Educational Leadership - Educational Counselling and Guidance - Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Furthermore, the department has an Education Resource Centre with diverse [...]

Ireland; Europe
The School\'s members do research that engages with issues of Citizenship & Intercultural Education, Equality & Diversity, Well-being and Guidance in Schools, Curriculum & Training, Educational Evaluation, Technology and Science Education as well as research leading to innovations in Teaching and Learning. The school has the following centres and networks: - Centre for [...]

Ireland; international
The conference is meant for doctoral students in Ireland who do research on educational issues. In 2012, it took place for the 4th time. The theme of this 4th conference was: "Expanding the Horizon of Doctoral Research in Education - Comparing, Adapting, Advancing". You will find a programme for the conference that took place in 2011, listing the presentations that were given [...]

France
German language article of the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger about the French debate on the planned educational reform under President Hollande and Minister for Education Peillon (2012/2013).

international
"Many young people around the world — especially the disadvantaged — are leaving school without the skills they need to thrive in society and find decent jobs. As well as thwarting young people’s hopes, these education failures are jeopardizing equitable economic growth and social cohesion, and preventing many countries from reaping the potential benefits of their [...]

United States; international
AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education. Its membership is international. AHEAD is actively involved in all facets of promoting full and equal participation by individuals with [...]

Bolivia; Argentina
The University Extension Network: Univerisities towards the Integration of Frontiers (REUNIF) is a non-profit organisation founded by the Argentinian universities Universidad Nacional de Jujuy and Universidad Nacional de Salta as well as the Bolivian university Universidad Autónoma de Juan Misael Saracho de Bolivia. It is a dynamic network of the universities of Argentina [...]

Bolivia
Educación Sin Fronteras is a non-governmental, independent, laic and non-profit development organisation which consists of persons which participate actively in the challenge to effect a more just and more solid education in which the values of equity, democracy and respect of diversity prevail. The organisation was founded in 1988 by a group of professionals of education [...]

Bolivia
The Local Development Study and Support Centre (CEADL) is a non-governmental orgasation acknowledged as educative counselling instance by the society and the government, which is based on the principles of the education of society and which contributes to the construction of an inclusive and democratic society by the transformation of legally and socio-politically as well as [...]

Colombia
The Education Alliance consists of several universities and colleges. It promotes a qualitative education in Colombia as effective method to effect an equality of opportunity in society. The alliance sees itself as institution of intellectual, social, ethical and esthetical education of individuals.

Colombia
The Colombian Federation of Educators (FECODE) is entrusted with the task to answer the necessities and the expectations of the population in relation to education. It contributes to the success of the right on an integral, qualitative education financed by the government. Also, FECODE contributes to the creation of a sovereign, equitable and democratic republic which gives [...]

Colombia
Educación - Compromiso de Todos is a private iniciative which was founded in 1998 by the UNICEF, several foundations and the Universidad de los Andes as well as the Universidad del Norte. The project contributes to the guarantee of an education as human right on the principles of equality and quality. Starting points for its activities are the government, society as well as [...]

France
The Association for the Promotion of Equal Opportunity in Schools (APFÉÉ) unites persons which are active in the education or the social sector as well as volunteers of the fields of education and research as well as of enterprises. The association connects the schools with the parents, which principally are the furthest away, to make the equality of opportunities in schools [...]

international
The data sets offered are an addition to the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report. Most of the data are reported to and processed by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). They are supplemented by demographic and economic statistics collected or produced by other international organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United [...]

Cameroon
Die Cameroon Education For All Network (CEFAN) is an association of different organisations of the civil society (associations, non-governmental organisations, syndicats), which are active in the field of education in Cameroon. This non-profit, non-political organisation was founded on october 21, 2005 in Yaoundé and pursues the objective of the realisation of education which [...]

Cameroon
The objectives of the Goodness and Mercy Missions (GMM) are the support of disadvantaged people in Cameroonian communities, the supply of education programs which allow youths to enter adult life successfully as well as the fostering of equality for women, the supply of community leadership trainings and the dissemination of the teachings of Christianity.

Morocco
The objectives of the Moroccan Organisation for Human Rights (OMDH) are: * The diffusion and deepening of awareness of individual and collective human rights in socio-economical, cultural, civil and political fields * The teaching of human rights * A contribution to the effective protection of those rights, in particular in case of infringement. * The ratification of the [...]

France; Francophone Countries
The RESF is a network which is composed of collectives, association movements, union movements, political support and of persons which are fighting against the estrangement of foreign children whose parents are estranged because they have no residence permit. The network has a strong internet presence; information about the different regions of France, about the RESF and [...]

Tajikistan
The article was originally published in the magazine Wostok ("East"). Now it is being offered by the tadjikian embassy in Germany. It describes the development of the education system and education policy in Tadjikistan since the end of the soviet union.

Norway
This comprehensive and well-structured overview of the situation of information and communication technology in Norway focuses on ICT in the education system as well as taking its broader use into perspective. It addresses strategies, implementation, financing, monitoring and evaluation, teacher trainning, and e-inclusion, that is measures targeting the accessibility of ICT [...]

international
INASP's work focuses on communication, knowledge and networks, with particular emphasis on the needs of developing and emerging countries. INASP responds to their national priorities for: capacities to use, create, manage and communicate scholarly information and knowledge via appropriate ICTs, access to national and international scholarly information and knowledge. National, [...]

Commonwealth; international
Our goal is to support Commonwealth governments in their efforts to attain universal, sustainable and high quality education for all citizens. We work closely with ministries of Education and various partners to address the six action areas in education across the Commonwealth. These include achieving Universal Primary Education; eliminating gender disparities in education; [...]

United Kingdom
The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) is an independent, non departmental public body which aims to promote and safeguard fair access to higher education for under-represented groups in light of the introduction of variable tuition fees in 2006-07.

Japan
This is a report by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the situation of women in Japan, including some details concerning education. In particular the articles 10 and 11 are offering information on the situation of women in the educational system.

Japan
The "Center for US-Japan Comparative Social Studies" is an internet- based non-profit organisation founded in 2000. It aims to provide the general public with information about education, society and culture in Japan in English and about education, society and culture in the United States in Japanese. This article deals mainly with the equal rights of women concerning [...]

Japan
The "Center for US-Japan Comparative Social Studies" is an internet- based non-profit organisation founded in 2000. It aims to provide the general public with information about education, society and culture in Japan in English and about education, society and culture in the United States in Japanese. The book "Japanese Education in the 21st Century" offers detailed [...]

Rwanda
This is the official site of the Ministry of Education. It provides general information about the education system and the strategic priorities of the government.

Afghanistan
This site presents a five-year strategic benchmark to rise the level of education in Afghanistan. It comprises the following programmes: 1. primary and secondary education, 2. higher education, 3. skills development and 4. culture, media, and sport.

international
The 2007 edition investigates the effects of expanding tertiary education on labour markets. Graduation rates from higher education have grown significantly in OECD countries in recent decades, but has the increasing supply of well-educated workers been matched by the creation of high-paying jobs? Or will everyone with a university degree some day work for the minimum wage? [...]

Europe
HOPE is an international NGO which brings together teachers working with children and young people with medical needs all over Europe. The main aim is to ensure that every young person with an illness receives an education that is comprehensive, of the highest quality and covers all their individual needs. Hope carries out its\' work through a variety of activities, seminars, [...]

Europe
The European Association of Cities, Institutions and Second Chance Schools is an international network organisation in the field of teaching or enabling young people with lack of skills or qualifications to successfully gain access to education programmes or to the labour market. The Association is an independent non-profit organisation. The main aims of the Association are [...]

Europe
DECET brings together a network of European organizations and projects with common goals about valuing diversity in early childhood education and training. The network aims at promoting and studying democratic child care, acknowledging the multiple (cultural and other) identities of children and families. General orientation for the activities of this network is the UN [...]

Russian Federation
The website "Education in America" provides a Russian view on the education system in the U.S.A. It is subdivided into 3 sections/pages (change of page now and then at the end of the website). It analyses in a critical manner educational policy, school system, educational content as well as attitudes of pupils and students towards learning and future planning. The link [...]

international
RIEME is a network of networks. The bilingual website, designed by the Spanish Centro de Investigación y Documentación Educativa ( CIDE), is an information and communication platform of the Iberoamerican Educational Research Network which organizes co-operation among 18 countries. Various links refer to activities regarding improvement of quality, effectiveness, and equity [...]

Iceland
The full text presents results from a study on the national tertiary education system in Iceland, which were presented in September 2005, and refer to OECD guidelines. The following issues are addressed: the system of tertiary education in Iceland, regional aspects, tertiary education and the labour market, equity, research, quality assurance, and international aspects.

Turkey
The article discusses the Millennium Development Goals, particularly the goal towards a universal primary education, in the light of girls\' education in Turkey. Statistical figures display a close connectioin between school enrolment and financial status and a strong difference between the West and Eastern regions of Turkey. While progress in the enrolment of girls has been [...]

Turkey
The web site portrays the Girls' Education campaign the Ministry of Education and UNICEF launched in June 2003 in order to augment the number of girls enrolled in primary schools in the Eastern provinces of Turkey. The site lists figures proving a gap between boys ' and girls' enrolment in primary schools, and barriers to girl education,. It also describes the campaign [...]

Australia
The Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) is an independent, not-for-profit national agency that promotes, audits, and reports on quality assurance in Australian higher education. The website contains information on AUQA and gives access to full-text versions of its publications as well as to the Good Practice Database, which contains Good Practices in higher [...]

Switzerland
The Swiss Act on Vocational Education regulates the cooperation of the State, Cantons and training institutions. The following aspects are addressed: basic vocational training, higher vocational education, further vocational training, qualifications and degrees. Particular emphasis was put on the introduction of equal opportunities measures for less privileged school leavers, [...]

Australia
The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training ( ADCET) is a web based information source that provides information about inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies, accommodations and support services for people with disabilities. Its aim is to encourage equitable, inclusive access to post secondary education and training for people with [...]

Australia
"The Creating Accessible Teaching and Support (CATS) Project has established a framework for good practice that provides information and resources to assist universities to create equitable access for students with disability and to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and the Disability Standards for Education." The website offers entry points for various interest [...]

United States
The Child Care Bureau is dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. It administers federal funds to states, territories, and strives to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for children when the parents work or participate in education or training. The website features statistical reports, provider [...]

Australia
"AFUW is the voice of graduate women promoting the advancement of women worldwide and their equality of opportunity." Its website provides information on the AFUW, its activities and scholarships.

India
The UNICE web site on education in India summarises the present state of primary education in India. After a rise in girl's literacy from 1991 to 2001, a high level of illiteracy persists due to social and regioinal obstacles to the "education for all" pollicy. The page also provides links to current UNICEF education actions in India, and to case studies.

India
The UNICEF web site provides information on girls' education in India, and portrays the living circumstances of a girl in an impoverished region. Numerous links lead to information concerning the access to education for girls, also in other countries such as Somalia and Niger. Moreover, the web site offers links to UNICEF programmes related to the improvement of girl education.

Ireland
One of the Department's main areas is the development and implementation of policy in relation to equal treatment generally, anti- racism, disability equality, human rights and childcare. E.g. the Equal Opportunities Childcare programme 2000-2006 offers grant assistance for the development of childcare services. The website features information on legislation, a media center, [...]

Malta
The FES is conceived as a mechanism that enables the Education Division at the Ministry of Education to provide, among others, a range of innovative educational initiatives in the field of literacy support. It develops and manages educational programmes: the Hilti Programme ( family literacy clubs, named Hilti Clubs, are aimed at students in the early primary years and their [...]

international
This is the homepage of the German Centre of the UNESCO section UNEVOC (United Nations Vocational Education ). The German branch was founded in 2002 and is part of a world wide network of UNEVOC national centres. Its main objectives are: strengthening the UNEVOC network world wide, personnel development regarding executives in the area of vocational training, promotion of the [...]

international
This website is an information and communication platform of a global association which exists to promote educational opportunities for children and adults with visual impairment throughout the world. This means people who are totally blind or who have low vision, including those with additional disabilities.

Eritrea
"At a glance: Eritrea" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Ghana
"At a glance: Ghana" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Guatemala
"At a glance: Guatemala" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

India
"At a glance: India" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Iran
"At a glance: Iran" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Jamaica
"At a glance: Jamaica" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Kenya
"At a glance: Kenya" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Kuwait
"At a glance: Kuwait" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Ecuador
"At a glance: Ecuador" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Australia
"At a glance: Australia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data on primary school attendance , adult literacy and topics other [...]

Argentina
"At a glance: Argentina" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Brazil
"At a glance: Brazil" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Bolivia
"At a glance: Bolivia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Chile
"At a glance: Chile" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Colombia
"At a glance: Colombia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Armenia
"At a glance: Armenia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Azerbaijan
"At a glance: Azerbaijan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Belarus
"At a glance: Belarus" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
"At a glance: Bosnia and Herzegovina" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and [...]

Bulgaria
"At a glance: Bulgaria" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Croatia
"At a glance: Croatia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Cape Verde
"At a glance: Cape Verde" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Georgia
"At a glance: Georgia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Kazakhstan
"At a glance: Kazakhstan " provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Korea, Democratic People's Republic
"At a glance: Democratic Republic of Korea" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school [...]

Kyrgyzstan
"At a glance: Kyrgyzstan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Latvia
"At a glance: Latvia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Lithuania
"At a glance: Lithuania" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Moldova
"At a glance: Moldova" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Mongolia
"At a glance: Mongolia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Djibouti
"At a glance: Djibouti" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Romania
"At a glance: Romania" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Russian Federation
"At a glance: Russian Federation" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and [...]

Serbia
"At a glance: Serbia and Montenegro" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and [...]

Mozambique
"At a glance: Mozambique" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Ethiopia
"At a glance: Ethiopia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Tajikistan
"At a glance: Tajikistan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic
"At a glance: Macedonia" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Turkmenistan
"At a glance: Turkmenistan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Ukraine
"At a glance: Ukraine" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Uzebekistan
"At a glance: Uzbekistan" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult [...]

Cuba
"At a glance: Cuba" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children\'s rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Albania
"At a glance: Albania" provides a summary of social issues in this country, including health and education. According to the mission of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - as the leading advocate for children's rights - an analysis of the current situation of young children is given. Statistical data refer among others to primary school attendance and adult literacy.

Uganda
This website of the East African state provides information on the educational aims and the mission of education. Besides essential documents and news are available. The link "Strategic objectives" shows that access, equal opportunity and the provision of quality education play a central role in the implementation of educational policy in Uganda.

international
The site contains a report on the international measures directed at improving girl\'s and women\'s access to education. Further links lead to specific countries, campaigns, special topics such as "women\'s education and AIDS", and to the UN Millennium Development Goals.

India
The website of the UNESCO New Delhi section presents an overview of the mid-term project "Education For All" (EFA, duration 2002-2007), which aims at establishing education as a basic human right. It describes the main objectives in innovation, diversification and quality maintenance, further links lead to other UNESCO activities, the library and publications.

India
ILP is a non-profit organisation founded by Indians resident in the USA. It takes a holistic approach towards education by promoting basic reading skills, offering vocational training, teacher training courses, and securing school buildings. The organisation works with volunteers, it depends on donations from private persons and companies and cooperates with UNICEF. The home [...]

Peru; Latin America
Foro Educativo is an organisation of educational professionals in the field of education policy and research. It seeks to help improve the quality and equity of education by developing national and regional programs and initiatives in Peru, in cooperation with the public and private sector. Decentralisation in education policy is another import field of activities. The website [...]

Australia
This is the website of the ICPA, a voluntary national parent body dedicated to ensuring that all geographically isolated students have equality with their non-isolated peers, of access to an appropriate education. The Association has over 3,300 member families, residing in the more remote parts of Australia. The website is a forum for the exchange of ideas and the provision of [...]

Africa South of the Sahara; Africa South of the Sahara
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) has been at the forefront of efforts in Africa to promote the education of girls and women. Created in 1992 as a response to the slow pace of implementation of Education For All (EFA) Goals in sub-Saharan Africa and registered in Kenya as a pan African NGO in 1993, FAWE has since grown into a network of 33 National Chapters [...]

international
The research database contains data for the PISA cycles 2003 and 2006. It offers the opportunity to combine individual indicators from the topics "Quality of learning outcomes", "Equity and distribution", "Learner characteristics", "School resources" and "School policies and practices" and to compare the data of the participating countries. The data sets can be downloaded as a [...]

Chile
The objective of this organization is to accomplish equality of educational opportunities for all school children through various programmes - not only educational programs, but also nutritional programs and programs for health promotion. JUNAEB is a comprehensive network and is present in over 9.000 schools. The homepage leads to information about these programs and their [...]

Republic of Korea
The institute strives for integrating handicapped people into society so that every student with disabilities should be treated with respect and dignity as they are. This is done, among others, through research and providing professional development opportunities for special education professionals. The website provides information about purpose and history of the institute, [...]

Greece
KETHI was founded in 1994, supervised and funded by the General Secretariat for Gender Equality of the Ministry of the Interior. Aims of KETHI\'s activities have a dual focus: to conduct social research on gender equality issues and to improve women\'s status and enable their advancement. Access to research surveys. Information on projects, conferences and overview of [...]

Ireland
HEEU is a national body, established in 1992. The HEEU is funded by the HEA. Its role is to promote greater equality in Irish higher education institutions. Report on the College network, information on activities, recommendations, submissions. Free access to publications.

Ireland
NWCI ist the national representative organisation for women and women' s groups in Ireland with around 158 women's organisations and groups from all parts of Ireland affiliated to the Council. The aim is equal participation of women in all aspects of social and economic life. Information on various projects to foster education and training among women. Detailed information on [...]

Ireland
NDA is an independent statutory agency established under the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform by the National Disability Authority Act 1999. NDA strives to ensure that the rights and entitlements of people with disabilities are protected. In this context NDA undertakes e.g. research and develop statistical information for the planning, delivery and monitoring of [...]

Ireland
This discussion paper (PDF-file, 56 pages, 1999) is intended to stimulate discussion and debate that will inform the work of the NCCA and assist in the development of curriculum guidelines that will provide access to an appropriate education for all students with general learning disabilities. Section 1 provides a brief historical background, looks at current provision for [...]

Ireland
The Equality Authority was established on 18th October 1999. It replaced the Employment Equality Agency and has a greatly expanded role. It outlaws discrimination in all kind, e.g. in education. Information on mission and services. Access to speeches and publications searchable via a search engine. Information partly also in French, Romanian and Portuguese.

international
pdf-file with practical comments and proposals for actions to improve girls' education.

United States
CEO focuses on three areas in particular: racial preferences, immigration and assimilation and multicultural education. Information, publications, full texts, links and newsletter. Special information on bilingual education.

international; Ireland
The interdisciplinary Women\'s Studies Centre (formerly Women’s Education, Research and Resource Centre), according to its own statement, is the leading centre for feminist, women and gender studies in Ireland. Projects dealing with educational issues are as follows (as at 11/2012): * Inside Classrooms: A study of the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Social [...]

international; Europe
This publication is the fourth in a series of UNICEF 'Innocenti Report Cards', designed to monitor the performance of the industrialized nations in meeting the needs of their children, published by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Center in Florence ( PDF-file, 271 KB). Focus of the examination is laid on the differences in educational standards: How do weaker pupils perform in [...]

Albania
The mission of CRCA is the protecting and development of children\'s rights in Albania based to the standards and principals of the Convention for the Rights of the Child of UN. Members of CRCA are well-known lawyers, physicians, journalists, sociologists specialised on children\'s rights and issues (non-governmental, non-profit, non- political organisation). Information on [...]

United States
CCSSO is a nationwide nonprofit organisation composed of public officals who lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education in the states and the Department of Defense Education Activity. Project, partnerships and aims of the organisation are documented here with links to important education projects in the US and to all state education agencies. Most [...]

Africa
The Africa Educational Trust was founded in 1958. It supports education in Africa, African students studying outside of Africa and research and dissemination of information about Africa. The trust's major interest is to help people from areas where there is civil war or conflict. The AET's website informs about the trust and its work in different African countries and in the [...]

United States
NABSE is the nation's largest network of African American educators and dedicated to improving the educational accomplishments of African American youth. The website presents the organisation and informs about the NABSE foundation and the linked Charles D. Moody Research Institute on African American Education

United States
SRCD is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit association with an international membership of approximately 5,000 researchers, practitioners, and human development professionals from over 50 countries. 'Child Development', the journal of the Society, is devoted to original interdisciplinary contributions on topics in child development from the fetal period through adolescence. [...]

Sweden
The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools was established 2008 for the purpose of coordinating the government´s support for special needs education. The aim is to ensure that children, young people and adults with disabilities will be able to develop and receive an education based on equality, participation, accessibility and companionship.

Australia
Report on a NEEF project who wished to develop actions to address some of the key problems of disadvantaged groups in Australia. NEEF had its genesis at the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Council of the World Education Fellowship (WEF) in January 2000. Five forums brought together a diverse group of prominent Australians, business people, welfare executives and [...]

Australia
This governmental website provides information for indigenous students, parents and teachers and covers all levels of education. It also inlcudes information on the goevernment's policy and programmes concerning indigenous education.

Australia
The report has three main purposes. It provides: an overview of the higher education sector in 2001, including new government policies and initiatives; a review of the performance of higher education institutions and information on the allocation of funding for the 2002-2004 triennium. The report, the executive summary, references and an index can each be downloaded as [...]

United States
The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2001 and is in effect for six years. It builds on the foundation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This paper examine the significant changes the Act will have in future education for children, teacher, parents and the whole American education system (30 pages, pdf. format for download).

United States
The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2001 and is in effect for six years. It builds on the foundation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This document is a copy of the complete statute (670 pages, pdf. format for download).

United States
The NSBA is a not-for profit federation of state associations of school boards across the United States ( including Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Aims are to foster excellence and equity in public elementary and secondary education in the United States. This internetportal offers a sitemap as guide to the comprehensive information about NSBA, the Federation, the [...]

Ireland
The study examines access by mature and disadvantaged students and students with disabilities to third level education. Chapter 1 explores definitions of access and illustrates why access by underrepresented groups to third level education should be improved. Chapter 2 considers the need to increase representation by students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. [...]

United States
TED is an organization composed of teacher educators, supporting the professional development of individuals who provide education and supports to individuals with diverse abilities and disabilities and their fam ilies. Access to TESE (Journal of TED of the CEC) with abstracts and indexes online. Broad range of links to related organisations.

United Kingdom
New Opportunities Fund is a Lottery Distributor created to award grants to health, education and environment projects throughout the UK. The site informs about the grant programmes for education.

Israel
The Center for Multiculturalism and Educational Reaserch, the first of its kind in Israel, integrates two interrelated issues: the promotion of educational opportunities for Arab citizens in Israel and the creation of cultural bridges between the different groups in Israeli society. In particular this website provides information on multiculturism and democracy in divided [...]

Europe
ATHENA is a Socrates Thematic Network Project in which 80 Women' s and Gender Studies Programmes at universities, research institutes and documentation centres in Europe participate. ATHENA was created in 1996 by the Association of Institutions for Feminist Education and Research in Europe (AOIFE), and was selected as a Socrates Thematic Network Project in September 1998. The [...]

France
"Priority education" is a French focus programme in educational policy that has its origins in the 1980ies and that led to the socalled "priority education areas" (ZEP). The aim of the programme was a greater equity in educational opportunities, especially for socially disadvantaged children. The official website for this programme provies background information on the [...]

international
The United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) was launched in April 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar by former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Its goal is to narrow the gender gap in primary and secondary education and to ensure that by 2015, all children complete primary schooling, with girls and boys having equal access to all levels of [...]

international
UNICEF's aim is to get more girls into school, ensure that they stay in school and that they are equipped with the basic tools they need to succeed in later life. As part of its on-going efforts to ensure every girl and boy their right to an education, UNICEF's acceleration strategy is speeding progress in girls' enrolment in 25 selected countries during the 2002-2005 period. [...]

Israel
The homepage of the Israeli Ministry of Education is mostly in Hebrew. The English version consists of one single page which unfortunately doesn\'t provide a lot of information. Moreover, the links provided here mostly lead to pages in Hebrew. At least the link to "Evaluating foreign academic degrees" leads to an English website. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

United Kingdom
The NLA aims "to raise standards of literacy, particularly amongst those children who habitually underachieve". The site informs about NLA\'s work in schools, other activities, articles and publications.

United Kingdom
"With over seventy branches across the country The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special educational needs". The site offers a book list with order service, papers of the organisation as full texts and a database on [...]

Europe
The main objective of the agency is to work towards the creation of a coherent and permanent framework for extended European co- operation in the field of special needs education. Its main tasks are to collect, process and distribute information about new and innovative measures in the field of special needs education as well as to initiate research and distribute research [...]

United Kingdom
"CASE campaigns for the right of all children to the best in state education,regardless of their race, gender, home circumstances, ability or disablilty". Various texts on the topic, events and a newsletter are available.

United Kingdom; Scotland
Universities Scotland, formerly The Committee of Scottish Higher Education Principals (COSHEP), unites the Scottish higher education institutions and "exists to promote their good work, to argue for the public support needed to maintain and build on their achievements, and to develop policy on Scottish higher education issues".

United States
The Office of Special Education and and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), a unit of the U.S. Department of Education, offers a an overview on support programmes that assist in educating children with special needs, in the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. The website also provides a [...]

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