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Title: Editorial
Publisher: EENET
Date: 2012,


The EENET editorial team and the EENET Asia team are delighted to be collaborating to publish a joint newsletter. To do so, we have pooled our human and financial resources to bring you this new look publication – ‘Enabling Education Review’.

We hope that readers will enjoy this joint publication. It has: easy-to-read articles covering a range of topics and countries; a focus on practical solutions for achieving inclusion; and articles from a range of stakeholders, including teachers, teacher educators and student teachers, as well as NGOs and academics.

So what has been happening in EENET in the last couple of years, and what are we planning for the future?

EENET in 2011-2012
In response to falling income, something many NGOs are facing these days, we reduced our staff to the bare minimum during 2011 and 2012. This meant that we could not print and disseminate the newsletter in 2011. However, we have managed to maintain our website and Facebook page, respond to enquiries and mail out document requests.

EENET in 2013
The period of limited funding has forced us to think more creatively about how EENET continues to develop its inclusive approach to networking and information sharing. As part of our reflections we have been looking at ways in which we can strengthen our focus on the ‘enabling’ part of our name. This means broadening our view of education as an enabling process, and further developing our commitment to using and promoting enabling methodologies. We will take forward our work in three main areas, networking/information sharing; research; and consultancies.


All of our areas of work (networking, consultancies and research) overlap and inform each other. Our shared vision and principles in relation to inclusive education are central to everything we do.

All of our areas of work (networking, consultancies and research) overlap and inform each other. Our shared vision and principles in relation to inclusive education are central to everything we do.


EENET Networking
In 2013 we will maintain our core activities: website, social media, responding to information requests, newsletter production, and raising new funds to develop this work. We will also be planning further joint activities with EENET Asia.

EENET Research
We will strengthen our research focus, including aiming to partner with other research organisations or academics on larger research projects. This ‘wing’ of EENET will be coordinated by Dr Susie Miles (former EENET Co-ordinator) who is based at the University of Manchester.

EENET Consultancy
In late 2009 we started EENET CIC – our consultancy branch. In English law, a CIC is a Community Interest Company – a not-for- profit social enterprise that re-invests its earnings to support its chosen ‘community’. Our community is you, the users of EENET’s information sharing network! EENET CIC has become very successful at delivering quality consultancy services to a growing range of clients. It will increasingly support EENET’s networking activities, by raising funds and through the networking, documenting and sharing that our consultants do when they are working in the field. We are also committed to building a growing team of south-based consultants.

EENET Asia was launched in 2005. Six education activists based in Central, South and South East Asia formed a small editorial team to produce and distribute newsletters. Our main purpose has been, and will continue to be, to promote inclusive and child-friendly education through the publication of newsletters, online materials, and participation in national, regional and international conferences, workshops and seminars. Nine EENET Asia newsletters have been published so far. Good practices from more than 20 countries throughout Asia have been shared by: children, youth, parents, teachers, student teachers, teacher educators, education planners and education activists. We remain committed to providing a voice to those who are rarely heard and whose efforts and valuable work receives much too little attention.

To find out about any aspect of EENET’s work, please contact:
EENET (networking and information sharing) –
EENET CIC (consultancy services) – or
EENET Research –
EENET Asia –