Evidence for policy and practice of basic education (EPPED)

Welcome to EPPED – Evidence for policy and practice of basic education (EPPED)

 

I like to welcome you to the Evidence for policy and practice of basic education, EPPED community, a meeting place for all stakeholders in basic education for sharing evidence and experience that will contribute to the development of appropriate policy and practice of basic education.

 

Section 5 of the communiqué issued at the first edition of Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference (NAEC): 2015 which was held at the Sheraton Hotel Abuja on 7th December 2015 at the instance of the Minister of State for Education Professor Anthony Anwuka approved the following recommendations:

 

  • That the conference on research, evidence and policy be held annually;
  • That the use of an interactive website or community of practice to enable ongoing 
dialogue on major policy issues, to be carried forward by the Department for International Development (DFID), UK’s – supported Education Data on Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN) project.

The formal launch of the Evidence for policy and practice of basic education or EPPED community during the second edition of conference fulfills that recommendation. We now have a community where evidence, policy and practice comingle and continue the conversation that the one-day conference would have set in motion.

 

What the community will do

EPPED community members subscribe to, contribute to, and receive email discussions on basic education. Members could also seek information, raise opinions, share information, evidence and experience on basic education policy and practice. Besides freelance contribution, the community will occasionally host thematic discussions on specific themes to which members are welcome to freely participate from anywhere on the globe.

 

How the community will function

I look forward to receiving open conversations in simple nontechnical everyday language with minimum (and defined) acronyms or jargon on any aspect of basic education. Messages will be limited to a maximum of 1000 words. Messages will be reviewed before publishing. Some messages may also be simultaneously published in the nigeria-education.org website. First time contributors will be required to send a less than 50-word profile (see mine below).

 

How to subscribe

Community membership is open to everyone. Please subscribe sending an email with the subject “subscribe” to epped@listserv.edoren.org.

 

EPPED profile: Oladele Akogun is a professor with an interest in intervention or applied research. He is Country Director of the Department For International Development project (DFID) project, Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN). His email address is akoguno@yahoo.com

 

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