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REAL: Research for Equitable Access and Learning

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Education is at the heart of social transformation. It is a fundamental human right and has the potential to reduce poverty, empower women, improve health and drive economic growth.

However, in some of the poorest parts of the world many children and young people are deprived of access to good quality education and denied the chance to learn and fulfill their potential.

The Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre pioneers research into overcoming barriers to education, such as poverty, gender, ethnicity, language and disability, and promotes education as an engine for inclusive growth and sustainable development.

Find out more about the REAL Centre and our key principles.

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Mapping education research in sub-Saharan Africa

9 August 2017

A new blog has been written by REAL Centre members D...

Professor Anna Vignoles elected to the British Academy

25 July 2017

Our congratulations go to Professor Anna Vignoles wh...

A report by REAL Centre members: How financing pre-p...

20 July 2017

Their World has published a report 'How financing pr...