Safety, Resilience, and Social Cohesion: a guide for curriculum developers

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Organized into eight booklets and a glossary, Safety, Resilience, and Social Cohesion: a guide for curriculum developers provides step-by-step advice on how safety, resilience, and social cohesion can be incorporated into curriculum development and revision processes.

The overall purpose of the programme is to strengthen education systems to better withstand shocks from disasters, insecurity or conflicts should they occur, and to help prevent such problems. The aim of this programme therefore is to support Ministries of Education (MoEs), at central, provincial, and district levels, to promote education systems that are safe, resilient, and encourage social cohesion within education sector policies, plans, and curricula.

As recognized by the Education Cannot Wait campaign (which is within the UN Secretary General’s Education First Initiative), no matter where a country is in its planning cycle, there are opportunities to determine its priorities for Conflict and Disaster Risk Reduction and to integrate them into annual or sector plans.

Organized into eight booklets and a glossary, this curriculum resource kit explains why education ministries should adopt curricula with a stronger focus on safety, resilience, and social cohesion, and offers detailed guidance on how this can be achieved.  It provides practical tools, strategies, and guidance on addressing safety, resilience, and social cohesion in curriculum design, review, and implementation, including for curriculum, textbooks, and teacher trainers.

This programme is a collaboration between the Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) Programme, and UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and International Bureau of Education (IBE). This collaboration and the overall framework build on the efforts and momentum of a wide range of stakeholders including the INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility (WGEF). Click here for the complete list of our partners in this field.

Resource: UNESCO- IBE, UNESCO-IIEP and PEIC