The CO-PROMISE Project:
As discussions proceed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with regards to defining what constitutes quality education, there is an agreement over the need to understand complex contextual dynamics and better understand how they impact equality. However, although educational policies and structures across various contexts adhere to a central tenet of the flourishing of the child, education processes and outcomes are increasingly organised in terms of standardized levels of achievement of cognitive skills. In order to ensure that quality education remains sensitive to differences in children’s abilities (particularly children with disabilities), it is crucial to decipher the main tenants of exclusion and ensure that the learning outcomes being measures are relevant to the needs and situation of the most vulnerable groups. The Co-Promise research project aims to decipher contexts, processes and mechanisms that operate to maintain exclusion and poverty in Low and Middle Income countries.
Current tools that are used to research and implement social inclusion in education:
The Center for Evaluation and Development (MannheimerZentrumfür Evaluation und Entwicklungsforschung) C4ED founded by Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich is partnering with the Global Disability and Vulnerability Research group to monitor and evaluate the impact of the Aga Khan Development Network’s Health Action Plan for Afghanistan (HAPA) starting in 2017.