Evidence-based, data-driven, experience-tested
School-based /School-linked Approaches, Programs & Interventions Sustained by Systems-focused Actions
We believe that all school-based and school-linked programs should address the needs of the whole child, serve all children, especially the disadvantaged and the vulnerable as well as promote all forms of human development.This cross sectorial knowledge exchange platform is focused on helping practitioners, officials, policymakers, students and experts get a quick start when working on one of the many aspects of human development that can be promoted through schools. We believe that all sectors should cooperate rather than compete when working with schools for the educational success, health and development of all students. This web site is a place for that holistic approach and cooperation among the sectors. Hence this web site is named; www.schools-for-all.org.
This web-based exchange is used by several organizations as a place to share knowledge gained from research evidence, professional experience and data-based analysis to promote programs, policies and practices that can be acted upon in the real world. This includes an large-scale, shared webinars program which began in 2007, several international discussion groups with defined knowledge development agendas, an extensive collection of wiki-summaries of varying length and depth, in-person and virtual conferences and workshops, a shared calendar of global events & initiatives and a blog on school health and human development. Learn more about this knowledge exchange program.
We hope that we can enable readers to quickly find the latest information and avoid duplicating the efforts of others through the production of wiki-based summaries such as glossaries and encyclopedia entries explaining key concepts as well as handbooks and extensive bibliographies/toolboxes of research and resources that are created and maintained by experts, practitioners, officials and policy-makers from countries around the world.
We thank the numerous writers, contributors, presenters and sponsors who have already provided their time, expertise and funds to this program.
We invite your suggestions and comments on the contents of these pages through the Discussion Forum and other tools of this web site. As well, any suggestions about our overall approach would be welcome. Please send the comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
This Knowledge Development & Exchange includes several features: (click on the + signs in the list below for details)
A Systems Paradigm
See our unique insights, terms and outlines to organize knowledge in the About section of this web site. We use a systems-focused paradigm that goes beyond issues and programs to address context, capacities, integration within education system concerns and systems change.
Webinars & Web Meetings
We organize webinars and open web meetings every month as well as promote those from other organizations. Go to our webinars section, where we have over links to over 150 recorded webinars organized by several organizations and presented by experts, officials and practitioners from around the world from 2007. Most have web links to selected resources.
Several of our International Discussion Groups (IDGs) have created research/knowledge development agendas and related activities. The IDGs cover areas/topics of interest such as teacher education, capacity-building, multi-component approaches such as healthy schools, broad issues such as nutrition and substance abuse as well as contexts such as low resource countries.
Our collection of over 300 wiki-summaries include Glossary Terms (2-3 paragraphs), Encyclopedia Entries (two pages), Handbook Sections (book chapters/article length), extensive, updated Bibliographies/Toolboxes and Additional Resources cover a wide variety of approaches, programs and topics. Add your comments or take the lead in writing/editing of on a topic.
Conferences & Workshops
Our conferences and workshops have been organized within and as side events to large conferences around the world. More recently, we have organized virtual thematic symposia, going beyond the usual singular focus of most webinars.
Calendar of Global Initiatives
Keep up to date with this shared calendar of global events and initiatives of UN agencies and international organizations.