Moray House School of Education

Summer School 2018: Evaluation Methods for Safe Inclusive Schools

This significant and timely one-week summer school opportunity provides an introduction to the skills needed to design, conduct or commission evaluations of violence prevention interventions in school settings.

Summer school opportunity

You will examine international case study examples while exploring time, budget, data, and political constraints as well as capacity-building practices related to understanding how best to adapt gold standard practice into contextually appropriate implementation without losing rigour.

During the Summer School course, participants will also learn more about the INSPIRE framework – a compilation of interventions that are proven or highly likely to prevent violence against children developed by the WHO, UNICEF, CDC, Together for Girls, PEPFAR and other stakeholders (WHO, 2016).

We are delighted that the following individuals will contribute to facilitating the summer school:

Dr. Deborah Fry, Senior Lecturer in Child Protection at the University of Edinburgh, Preventing Violence in Childhood Research Lead and Co-Lead of the Safe Inclusive Schools Network 

Dr. Catherine Maternowska, Data and Evidence Lead, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

Dr. Bernadette J. Madrid, Director of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the University of the Philippines Manila - Philippine General Hospital, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, and Executive Director of the Child Protection Network Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Sarah Morton, Director and Founder of Outcomes Focus

Professor Lani Florian, Bell Chair in Education at the University of Edinburgh and Co-Lead of the Safe Inclusive Schools Network  

You may be interested in this course if you are a:

  • Practitioner working in the areas of children’s well-being, education or child protection in the not-for-profit, international development or UN sectors,
  • Policymaker or practitioner who commissions research and evaluations,
  • Teacher or someone who works within school settings,
  • Masters or PhD-level student in the fields of education, child protection, public health or other social sciences

Format and cost of the Summer School:

This will be a one-week summer school course held from 27-31 August 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland including 20 contact hours of coursework and one optional formal assessment (an evaluation plan of 5,000 words). The course will include 4 half-days and one full-day (Wednesday) of lecture and small group work.

The course fees are £850. Please note that participants will be responsible for their own travel and accomodation costs, if applicable.

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion and a compendium of course materials.  

Indicative programme:

Monday 27 August (9:00 - 15:00, TBC) Background to Safe Inclusive Schools and Evaluation Approaches
Tuesday, 28 August (9:00-12:00 TBC) Assessment of Programme Theory
Wednesday 29 August (9:00-17:00 TBC) Evaluation Designs
Thursday 30 August (9:00-12:00 TBC) Identifying Constraints, Addressing Threats to Validity & Strengthening Your Design
Friday 31 August (9:00-12:00 TBC) Helping People Use the Evaluation

About SISN:

The Safe Inclusive Schools Network (SISN) is based in the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh. As an interdisciplinary network of researchers, SISN aims to advance knowledge about the dynamics of inequalities with a particular focus on how they may create pathways to violence and exclusion, and, from there, to establish new directions in understanding how outcomes can be enhanced through the provision of safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all.   

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