Access and equity
There are 2.5 million children out of school in the CEE/CIS region. There are millions more children enrolled in school but not learning because of the poor quality of education.
There are 2.5 million children out of school in the CEE/CIS region. There are millions more children enrolled in school but not learning because of the poor quality of education.The gaps in school participation and learning is widened by the severe shortage of early childhood education services; preprimary enrolment rates are as low as 7 per cent in some countries.
The children that remain out of school are those from the most marginalized communities. If countries are to realise the Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of achiving universal primary school enrolment, then every child must have access to education.
Education for some more than others
Education for Some More than Others provides a comprehensive review of the situation of education access and equity in the CEECIS region. This study is a follow-up to Education for All?, a UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre’s (IRC) 1998 Regional Monitoring Report in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. That report found a marked increase in disparities in the access and quality of education throughout the region since the onset of transition. In response, it calls for urgent attention to address the barriers excluding children from learning:.
Regional Position on Inclusive Education
Out of School Children at a Glance
Resource on drop outs
Facing the hidden drop-out challenge in Albania
Published by UNICEF Regional Office for CEECIS