- Teachers and Quality
The Teachers and Quality theme tackles a range of issues, including the construction and delivery of the curriculum, pedagogy, teacher training, continuing professional development, and the quality and outcomes of the learning experience for pupils.
- Governance, Planning and Finance
The Governance, Planning and Finance theme focuses on the governance of education systems, policy analysis, finance within the national and global context, and the impacts of decentralisation and other macro education reforms on educational growth and equity. It also addresses issues related to asymmetries in donor-recipient relationships, and global approaches to external assistance in diverse contexts.
- Identities: Citizenship, Gender and Youth
The 'Identities' theme focuses on the link between education and society through explorations of the ways that national, ethnic and religious identity, socio-economic status, gender, location, lifestyle and migration intersect and influence educational provision, uptake and exclusion worldwide.
- Education, Conflict and Displacement
The Education, Conflict and Displacement theme explores the complex relationship between education and conflict, the role that education systems play prior to the outbreak, during and in the immediate and long-term aftermath of conflict. We also have a special focus on refugee education.