Connecting Classrooms evaluation to Robert Owen Centre


A grant from the British Council has been awarded to Michele Schweisfurth and Oscar Odena at the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, to carry out the global Impact Evaluation of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Programme (2016-2018). As part of a team led by Ecorys, Michele and Oscar will support the design of data gathering tools, data collection across UK jurisdictions and report writing. Ecorys will lead data collection across the regions where the programme operates overseas: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia, and Middle East and North Africa.


Connecting Classrooms is the British Council’s flagship international education programme, delivered in partnership with the UK Department for International Development. The programme aims to help young people develop the values, knowledge and skills, including creativity and problem solving, to live and work in a globalised economy, and make a positive contribution locally and globally. The previous phase of Connecting Classrooms (2012-2015) focused on building global awareness and cross-cultural learning amongst young people and enabled over 18,000 teachers around the world to benefit from professional development activities.


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We are the Network for Social and Educational Equity, based in the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change at the University of Glasgow. We work with governments, educational institutions, local authorities and teachers to promote educational change.

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The Network for Social and Educational Equity (NSEE) is part of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change (ROC) at the University of Glasgow.

It works in collaboration with schools, local authorities, Education Scotland and partner services to tackle the poverty-related attainment gap in young people’s education.

NSEE helps schools to use appropriate evidence and data within collaborative working approaches to critically examine context and current arrangements, make changes based on evidence, monitor the impact of these changes and reflect on what they learn.

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