Resources for Nepal projects

Background on Nepal

Education development

  • UNESCO International Institute for Educational Policy (IIEP). “IIEP’s vision is rooted in the understanding that education is a basic human right. No child, youth or adult should be excluded from learning opportunities that will allow him or her to live decently, access and exercise their rights, and engage in civic life. IIEP is particularly concerned with expanding quality education to provide equitable and relevant learning opportunities to all. Therefore IIEP envisages a world in which all children and youth benefit from quality learning opportunities for sustainable development and peace.” The site has an excellent collection of reports, directory of experts, and other resources.
  • Education International. Global federation of teachers’ unions.

Teacher education

  • Tatto, M. T., Menter, I., Burn, K., Mutton, T., Thompson, I., & Blair, T. (2017). Teacher education in England and the United States: The impact of policy on systems, institutions, schools and classrooms. New York, NY: Routledge. 
  • Teacher Education Group (2016).  Teacher education in times of change.  Bristol, England: Policy Press.
  • Michelli, N. & Davis, R. (2016). Teacher quality and Teacher education quality: Accreditation from a global perspective. New York: Routledge. Chapters on ten nations, including Chile, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UK, and US. 

Key ideas on community inquiry

  • Progressive education: “(1) Respect for diversity, meaning that each individual should be recognized for his or her own abilities, interests, ideas, needs, and cultural identity, and (2) the development of critical, socially engaged intelligence, which enables individuals to understand and participate effectively in the affairs of their community in a collaborative effort to achieve a common good.”
  • Varieties of community engagement
    • community development (capacity building)
    • help community organization achieve its goals (in → out)
    • community consultation (notification, consultation, participation; out → in)
    • community group action, e.g., No Se Vende!
  • Community engagement triangle

    open-govern

    Modes of collaboration

  • Citizen science v. community science
  • community-engagement-triangle
  • Inquiry cycle

    Inquiry cycle

Citizen science, community engagement projects: Examples

Theory (also, see full Community Inquiry Bibliography)