This section of the education in emergencies e-learning module serves as an introduction to the INEE Minimum Standards (INEE MS) and will serve as the foundation for application of the INEE MS throughout the remainder of the learning module.
Depicted below you will find an interactive wheel that illustrates the organization of the INEE MS. The INEE MS are organized in five domains:
1. Foundational Standards
2. Access and Learning Environment
3. Teaching and Learning
4. Teachers and Other Education Personnel
5. Education Policy
The Foundational Standards have been revised and expanded to include Coordination, Analysis and Community Participation. They are shown on the outer ring of the wheel because these standards should be applied across all domains and their corresponding standards to promote a holistic, quality response. Within the five domains are a total of 19 standards. For more information regarding the INEE Minimum Standards, refer to the INEE Minimum Standards Handbook.
Another view of the organization of the INEE MS is represented in the INEE MS Map pictured below. Again, take note that the Foundational Standards are all encompassing as they span all domains.
INEE Minimum Standards Map
Now that you have familiarized yourself with the INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies you can apply them to a specific context. Watch the following film “Learning is their Future – Darfuri Refugees in Eastern Chad.” Keep the INEE MS and this video in mind when answering the subsequent questions.
Watch the film "Learning is their Future - Darfuri Refugees in Eastern Chad" and go to Question 1.
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ANSWER: G. ALL OF ABOVE
Education should be provided as one of the first responses in any emergency because affected communities request it, it is a fundamental human right, it is life-saving and life-sustaining, education provides protection for children, and it enhances the knowledge and skills of future generations. Read on to learn why education in emergencies is so essential to emergency response.
C. Education in emergencies is life-saving. Education is "life-saving" because education curricula and extra-curricular activities can include information about diseases that can kill such as HIV/AIDS, diarrhea, swine flu or cholera. It can also include information on hygiene and nutrition. These diseases are preventable and treatable so the inclusion of information through schools or other educational spaces can save lives. In order to do this, education staff would need to work with the health, water/sanitation and food/nutrition sectors to ensure the information is technically sound and correct.
D. Education in emergencies is life-sustaining. Education is "life-sustaining" because it offers structure, stability and hope for the future. Educational environments, formal and non-formal, are one of the most important social structures in young people's lives. In the midst of loss and change, absence of learning and schooling can intensify the impact of conflict or natural disasters.
E. Education provides for children's protection. Education provides for physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection. Schools or child friendly spaces provide safe structures for children where the risk of abuse, harm and exploitation, violence and neglect is lower.
F. Education enhances the knowledge and skills of future generations. Education enhances the knowledge and skills of future generations. Through learning, children can increase their own knowledge and life skills and can develop an enjoyment of learning and value for education that can pass to the next generation.
The next question will refer to the INEE Minimum Standards domains that might have been mentioned in the video. Feel free to re-familiarize yourself with the domains below by clicking on each domain for more details and their associated standards. After reviewing each domain and the standards, proceed to Question 2.
The following domains were mentioned in the video: Access and Learning Environment, Teaching and Learning, and Teachers and Other Education Personnel. Read on for more information regarding whether or not each domain was mentioned, and in what capacity.