The Is Academie Education and International Development, since 2005 funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), is developed in the context of the Governance and Inclusive Development research program at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the UvA.
The research staff works on the relationship between education and international development. Since 2012, the two main focus areas of the IS Academie EID are the role of education in (post-conflict) states reconstruction, peace-building and reform, and secondly education in relation to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
Other fields of research interest include privatization and decentralization of education, the architecture and delivery of development aid to education, teaching and learning processes, educational reform, multicultural and bilingual education, education and citizenship regimes, teacher training and the relationship between the state and teachers, the global governance of education systems in low-income countries, the role of advocacy coalitions and social movements in promoting quality education, rights-based education and youth issues, education and religion, and non-formal education.
These topics are analyzed from multiple disciplines within the framework of the international development studies field (political geography, sociology, education sciences, anthropology, history and political sciences among others) and applying a broad range of methods (cross-national comparison, case study research, discourse analysis, survey analysis, etc.). Group members have expertise in a range of countries and regions including Latin America (Guatemala, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile); Africa (Uganda, Ivory Coast, South Africa); and Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia).
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