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Barriers to education for marginalised children examined

16 February 2017

International Development Committee hears from development experts on how the Department for International Development (DFID) can best support efforts to reach marginalised children. 


Tuesday 21 February 2017, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am

  • Julia McGeown, Inclusive Education Technical Advisor, Handicap International UK
  • Lucy Lake, Chief Executive Officer, Camfed
  • Professor Pauline Rose, Director, Research for Equitable Access and Learning Centre, University of Cambridge

At 10.30am

  • Dr Joanna Härmä, Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex
  • Professor Pauline Dixon, Professor International Development and Education, University of Newcastle

Purpose of the Session 

The Committee will look at the barriers to education for children with disabilities, girls and young women, and those from the very poorest and most rural communities, and how these can be broken down.

In the second panel, the Committee will explore the proliferation of low-fee private schools in many developing countries. They will look at DFID's support for low-fee private schools and assess whether this helps or hinders access to quality education for the poorest and most marginalised children.

Further information

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