Alicia S. Menendez, A. Ramesh, P. Baxter, and L. North

Accelerated Education Programs in Crisis and Conflict: Building Evidence and Learning

Are Accelerated Education Programs good policy?

Accelerated Education Programs (AEPs) are often recommended for disadvantaged children who have fallen behind their peers to help them catch up. These flexible, age-appropriate programs present a key strategy for providing conflict-afflicted children and youth access to basic education that is otherwise denied to them. Menendez participated in a thorough literature review that provides insight into a) the profiles and elements of existing AEPs, b) the learning outcomes reported by AEPs, c) critical questions and gaps in the literature, and d) recommendations for conducting evaluations and research on AEPs.

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