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Episode 6: Educational Planning

Episode 6: Educational Planning

Update: 2020-02-19


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‘Effective educational planning means that time, money and energy are used productively to genuinely improve the outcomes of education for individuals … and for the nation.’ Dr Martin Wedell, University of Leeds

Planning underpins any educational system, and our guests in this episode, Dr Rukmini Banerjee, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, and Dr Martin Wedell, University of Leeds, draw on their extensive experience and talk about planning cycles, frameworks and lessons that can be learnt from research in the area.

The episode includes discussion of the following research and initiatives:

The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (United Nations, 2015)

Education policy planning process and applied framework (UNESCO, 1995):

Pasi Sahlberg, P. (2014). Finnish Lessons Mark 2: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland. Teachers College Press: New York.

DFID Education Policy 2018: Get Children Learning (DFID, 2018) - see Section 4:

Education in focus: South Asia is a podcast series aiming to promote a better understanding of relevant research, key challenges and innovations related to improving teaching and learning in South Asia. It includes episodes on areas such as ‘Inclusive education’, ‘Raising learning outcomes’ and ‘Technology in education’.

The views and opinions expressed and information given in the Education in focus: South Asia podcast series are solely those of participants involved in each episode. They do not necessarily represent those of the British Council. The British Council is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy any of the information provided by guests.








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Episode 6: Educational Planning

Episode 6: Educational Planning

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