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international
The "Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation Index" (DARE Index) is published by the The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs ( G3ict). The website linked here provides a lot of resources and background information on the index. Among others, you will find the index and its predecessor published since 2008, country profiles, top performing countries, the progress made by [...]

international
G3ict develops policies, standards and technical resources for inclusive ICTs together with United Nations agencies. It engages in institutional advocacy, provides training and certification and organises an annual summit. You will find a lot of information on these tasks on their website. Furthermore, you will find an Open Access publications\' section (among others, G3ict [...]

international; United Kingdom
"Digital technologies have transformed daily life. Yet capacity for producing accessible digital tools and services has not kept pace with demand, exacerbating digital exclusion for disabled people and older people.

international
The author of the blog compiles information on Web Accessibility laws and policies in more than 20 countries worldwide. For each country you will find information on the respective discrimination law/policy (because of disability) and on laws/policies concerning communication etc. The name of the law is mentioned and the author gives a short comment. Unfortunately, there are [...]

United Kingdom
The Imperial College London\'s project is first of all meant to help making the College\'s own websites more accessible according to a UK regulation as of 2018 on accessibility within public sector bodies. Nonetheless, the tips and guides compiled by the College can also help others in making their websites more accessible and inclusive. You will find links to the regulation [...]

international
The EU project "Digital Accessibility" provides six different quizzes that deal with accessible digital platforms and tools. The quizzes address different stakeholders that create, develop, design, implement or evaluate digital content. One more quiz addresses interested people in general and tests basic knowledge about digital accessibility. [Abstract: Editors of [...]

Europe
"The project aims to develop specialized digital accessibility training and accessible e-learning platform to improve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of diverse groups of key stakeholders. The training follows web accessibility standards and enables website developers, designers, managers, and others to respond to the needs of visual, auditory, physical, or cognitive [...]

France; Francophone Countries; international
The research chair "Disability, Education and Digital Technologyl" is a project by the "research group on Disability, Accessibility, Educational and School Practices" (Grhapes). Grhapes, for its part, is the research unit of the French "National Institute for Training and Research for the Education of Young People with Disabilities and for Appropriate Teaching"(INSHEA). The [...]

international
Quality Matters (QM) is an international network of more thn 1500 organisations in more than 25 countries worldwide. It deals with questions of quality control and management of digital educational resources. We link to a White Paper Series published by QM on digital accessibility and inclusion. The series shares the results of a 2019 survey conducted aming QM member [...]

France; Francophone Countries; international
The "Observatory for Adapted Digital Resources" (Orna) was created in November 2007 by the Digital Education Department of the French Ministry of National Education. The "National Institute for Training and Research for the Education of Young People with Disabilities and for Appropriate Teaching" (INSHEA) is in charge of Orna. Orna\'s task is to identify, analyse and evaluate [...]

international
The organisation Open Education Global was created in 2008 under the name of "OpenCourseWare Consortium". It then had a focus on courses and course material that is freely accessible. Starting in 2014, the organisation changed its goals and began focussing on Open Education in general. OEG has more than 200 member institutions worldwide. Its website provides information on [...]

international
Only the English publications are listed here. For ther languages you have to reste the filter. The Unesco Digital Library provides access to publications, documents and other materials either produced by Unesco or pertaining to Unesco’s fields of competence. Most of them are accessible online for free. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Georgia
The Georgian Adult Education Network (GAEN) strives to support the development of relevant lifelong learning system in Georgia, which corresponds to the Georgian reality and local challenges and ensures all citizens equal access to education. The website informs about current projects, activities, cooperation partners and how to become part of the network.

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.

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]

Africa South of the Sahara
TESSA is a pan- Africa (hitherto mainly anglophone countries) project for the creation and dissemination of OER in Africa. TESSA also does research, studies, workshops and more to integrate OER into teaching, to educate teachers in the use of OER etc. The website offers the OER resources as such (in English, French, Arabic, and Swahili), as well as fulltext documents on [...]

Europe; international
[As the original website is offline, the link provided here leads you to the webarchive and is a copy as of 27.03.2014 of the original website. Therefore, some links on the website might not work anymore.] OPAL (2010-2011) was an initiative by different European universities and organisations to promote quality and best practice among OER initiatives. The website offered [...]

international
[This website has become an archived site. For new content please visit the new website under oeglobal.org]. OpenCourseWare Consortium is a community of more than 200 institutions of higher education and associated organisations that aim at promoting courses and course material that is freely accessible online. The website offers a search over more than 6,000 courses [...]

international; United States
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is considered to be one of the pioneers of the Open Courseware / Open Educational Resources Movement. Since 2002, it publishes all of its courseware online and freely accessible. You can search courses by topic, course number or Department. There is one restriction, however, concerning the acquisition of the course literature. [...]

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
The website provides information on the centre\'s past OER activities between 2007 and 2014. It provides information and access especially on two studies conducted by the centre in 2007 and 2012. The 2007 CERI project aimed at analysing "the scale and scope of initiatives regarding \'open educational resources\' (OER) in terms of their purpose, content, and funding." In 2012, [...]

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 [...]

Honduras
The objective of Educatrachos, the education portal of Honduras, is to form opinions, sensibilisations and propositions for the improvement of the national education system. This happens on the basis of debates of different actors of the education system to get a specific and relevant complext of themes for this sector. On the homepage, there are links to educative web content [...]

Uruguay
The education portal "Uruguay Educa" provides, in a broad and efficient form, an entity of pertinent, qualitative resources to the education community which correspond to the study plans of the Administración Nacional de Educación Pública (ANEP) by using the accessibility of the internet. Furthermore it serves as an access point to digital education services.

Uruguay
The Ceibal Plan is a socio-educative initiative which wants to promote digital inclusion to close the digital gap to other countries and between the population of Uruguay in itself to achieve a better access to education and culture.

Ecuador
Free The Children first started working in Ecuador 10 years ago (stand: January 2012) in partnership with Tom Walsh and the Chimborazo Foundation to provide education to marginalized indigenous children. Since the Adopt a Village model had not yet been developed, the project focused its efforts on building schools. In 2008, it realized the need for further support for these [...]

Ecuador
The website ecuadorexplorer.com offers a list of NOGs which are active in Ecuador. Many of them work in the education sector. Links lead to the homepage of the organisations.

Ecuador
EducarEcuador is an education portal of the ministry of education. It is a working basis which supports all pedagogic issues of the teaching staff on the level of early education, basic education and secondary education. The portal is a virtual space which allows teachers to participate actively in learning processes and thereby contribute to the qualitative improvement of the [...]

Ecuador
The Ecuatorian Institute of Education Credits (IECE) contributes to the national development of education by generating products, financial services and scholarship programs. Thereby it facilitates the access to scientifical and technological knowledge which empowers the students to do their bit to the improvement of the competitivity of the productive sectors of Ecuador. [...]

Costa Rica
Rincón Educativo is a portal developed by educators which offers educative material for children from 6 to 9 years as well as from 10 to 12 years. Also, the website contains publications and materials which deal with education in the primary and secondary sector for parents and education professionals.

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 [...]

Tunisia
The French-language Wikipedia entry on education in Tunisia presents the educational system of the country, from infancy to adult education. It also provides an overview of the educational reforms since the 50s and a number of links.

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 [...]

Latin America; Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Chile; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Dominican Republic; Uruguay; Venezuela; Spain
The Latin-American Network of Educational Portals (RELPE) was founded in August 2004 in an agreement of the ministers of education of 16 Latin-American countries. Those countries constitute RELPE with their respective autonomous, national, public and free portals. The principles of RELPE are that every country maintains its own portal in accordance with the education project [...]

Burundi
Burundi Education Fund, Inc. is a charitable organization formed to provide materials and financial support to students and schools in extreme poverty in Burundi, Africa. The fund’s ultimate goal is to help children remain in school and eventually become self-reliant adults, leading to a break in the cycle of excessive poverty in their families.

Zambia
The data in this statistical bulletin are official statistics for the Ministry of Education. The Educational Statistical Bulletin (ESB) is an important part of the Ministry of Education’s Education Management Information System (EMIS) that has developed over time. The Bulletin provides statistics that facilitate the formulation of informed decisions that effect the [...]

Mauritania
This study published in 2003 by UNESCO treats the Mauritanian education system and situation. It focuses on the analysis of the access to fundamental education esp. regarding early childhood and alphabetisation. Besides, it concentrates on the education policy and its possibility to influence current trends and develops a critical view on the education reform and a better [...]

Europe; Germany; Finland; France; Italy; Netherlands; Poland; Slovenia; United Kingdom
The GOETE project is concerned with understanding how education systems deal with the changing relation between education and social integration in the knowledge society. It analyses young people’s educational trajectories in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and the UK. Applying a life course perspective it asks how young people’s access to [...]

Kenya
KEP aims to improve secondary school education for young people in rural Kenya. It is a student based organisation, working in direct partnership with schools and developing their capacity for self led growth. This is primarily achieved through equipping schools with a solid resource base, and also through supporting a wider, more holistic programme.

Rwanda
The mission of A Partner In Education (APIE) is to encourage ongoing education for all, regardless of means or background, to further the UN Millennium Development Goals, most specifically the achievement of universal primary education by 2015, to facilitate and improve basic literacy and numeracy to enhance lives and livelihoods, to promote creativity, critical thinking and [...]

United States
ESCORT is a national resource center located at the State University College of New York at Oneonta since 1986. It is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for all students, with expertise in serving highly mobile and at-risk populations, specifically children of migrant farmworkers, English learners, homeless students and struggling readers. ESCORT provides [...]

Uganda; Germany
The association Tukolere Wamu incorporated society is active in Uganda as well as in Germany. In Uganda, it plans, supports and realizes projects which serve the help for self-help, the promotion of education and upbringing, the formation, further education and continuing education, the improvement of the live situation for certain socially weak groups, the promotion [...]

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 [...]

Morocco
Azekka France-Maroc is an association of development aid with the goald to organize a collaboration in the fields of education, access to knowledge, rural development, environmental development and health. On the homepage, information about current projects, news and about Morocco in general can be found.

Austria
The sphere of competence for education and labour market of the IWI carries out studies and reports about the themes "educational system and - policy", "formation and further education", "entrepreneurship", "labour market" and "gender mainstreaming". A focal point of research deals with the problematic of disadvantaged target groups in advanced vocational training and [...]

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.

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.

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
Formelry "The National Association of Child Care Resources & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)", Child Care Aware is a national network of more than 850 child care resource and referral centers (CCR&Rs) located in every state and most communities across the US. CCR&R centers help families, child care providers, and communities find, provide, and plan for affordable, quality child [...]

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
The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) links people with a diverse range of interests in education and training to promote the development of rural Australia. The website informs about the society, its publications, conferences and award and offers links to related websites.

international
This World Bank page summarizes answers to three questions: 1. What is EFA? 2. What is the EFA progress in view of the Millennium Developing Goals? 3. What has to be done? Education for All (EFA) is an international commitment first launched in Jomtien, Thailand in 1990 to bring the benefits of education to "every citizen in every society". Website-texts provide information [...]

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 [...]

Austria
This study authored by the bureau of social technology and evaluation research examines the effects the implementation of study fees has on the participation in studying and the studying behaviour of Austrian students. Within the framework of this examination the choice of subjects and orientation in the labour market is scrutinized, the forces for abandoning studies are as [...]

international
The report offers "a unique overview of the successive commitments to the implementation of the right to education adopted by the international community, a broad analysis of the progress made towards the implementation of the right to education in different regions of the world, a detailed account of how Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights came to be [...]

international
Every year, the Global Monitoring Report assesses where the world stands on its commitment to provide a basic education to all children, youth and adults. The report was developed by an independent team and is published by UNESCO. The full texts of the reports are available for download, the summeries are available in several languages.

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.

Ireland
The primary function of NEWB, established in 2002, is to ensure that each child in Ireland attends a recognised school or otherwise receives an appropriate education and welfare-focussed services. The website informs on the project development. Link to the Education Welfare Act 2000, and to a news archive.

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.

Cuba
The web site of the Ministry of Education of Cuba (URL: http://www.cubaeduca.rimed.cu or http://www.cubagob.cu/des_soc/mined/mined.htm) doesn`t exist at the moment (stand: September 2011). This website provides a description of the activities of the Ministry.

Australia
ACSSO is a national parent organisation representing the interests of over two million children enrolled in government schools throughout Australia. It comprises ten government school parent organisations in all States and Territories and believes that public education must remain secular and be fully funded by government. Speeches, publications and projectinformation are [...]

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 [...]

Finland
The purpose of the Rectors\' Conference of Finnish Polytechnics ARENE is to develop an internationally first-class system of polytechnics. ARENE, located in Helsinki, approves recommendations and declarations and issues statements. Linklists of all Finnish Polytechnics, to Education Ministeries and Organisations as well as to sources about Finland in general are published.

Africa; Africa South of the Sahara
This URL provides the full text of the regional framework for action adopted by the Regional Conference on Education for All for Sub- Saharan Africa Johannesburg, South Africa, 6-10 December 1999. The guiding principles, areas of action and targets are presented.

international
The World Education Forum (Dakar, Senegal, April 2000) was the first and most important event in education at the dawn of the new century. By adopting the Dakar Framework for Action, the 1,100 participants of the Forum reaffirmed their commitment to achieving Education for All by the year 2015 and entrusted UNESCO with the overall responsibility of co-ordination. Through this [...]

Asia; Oceania; Pacific Rim
This URL provides the full text of the regional framework for action adopted by the Regional Conference on Education for All adopted by the Asia-Pacific Conference on EFA 2000 Assessment Bangkok, Thailand, 17-20 January 2000. Guiding principles, specific goals and targets for 2015 are presented.

Arab States
This URL provides the full text of the regional framework for action adopted by the Regional Conference on Education for All adopted by the Regional Conference on Education for All for the Arab States Cairo, Egypt, 24-27 January 2000. The leading principles, areas of action and targets are presented.

Latin America; Caribbean
This URL provides the full text of the regional framework for action adopted by the Regional Conference on Education for All adopted by the Regional Meeting on Education for All in the Americas, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 10-12 February 2000. The leading principles, areas of action and targets are presented.

Europe; United States; Canada
This URL provides the full text of the regional framework for action adopted by the Regional Conference on Education for All in Europe and North America Warsaw, Poland, 6-8 February 2000 .The leading principles, areas of action and targets are presented.

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 [...]

Sweden
The website informs about the folk high school system and the courses offered. The English website provides information about admission for foreign learners.

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