Guardian Report UK urged to include all marginalised children in education plans
Website Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/oct/24/uk-marginalised-children-education
20121024 Guardian report
UK urged to include all marginalised children in education plans
Global Campaign for Education welcomes progress on girls but warns DfID is forgetting disabled children and other minorities
The UK government needs to rethink its education programmes to better support marginalised children and young people in accessing education in poorer countries, according to a report published by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) UK on Wednesday.
The report, Equity and inclusion for all in education (pdf), analysed 14 of the Department for International Development's (DfID) operational plans. It found that, while the department has a clear mandate to ensure girls attend school, there is little evidence that it is addressing barriers to education faced by young people with disabilities, or those from particular religious minorities or ethnic groups. The needs of children living in vulnerable situations or locations, such as on the streets or in informal settlements, are likewise receiving too little attention, according to the study