Whole School Improvement

MWAI grounds its education work in rights-based approaches, striving to ensure that equity, safety, dignity, inclusion, and empowerment are part of every child’s learning and well-being. We strengthen school systems and processes, and we work with students, teachers, parents, communities, and school management committees to improve learning outcomes for all children.

Collaboration and partnerships are critical to work in improving schools and learning outcomes. For example, MWAI worked with education ministries in 12 countries to implement the Child-friendly Schools approach. MWAI is also pioneering capacity building and evaluation of the Whole School Approach to Prevent School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) together with international and national organizations.


Assistance to Basic Education: All Children Reading (ABE ACR)
MERIT: The Malawi Early Grade Reading Improvement Activity.  National Assessment of Safety, Gender, and Inclusion in Early Grade Reading Environments. (Miske Witt and Associates, International on behalf of RTI International, 2018; USAID).

Child Friendly Schools in Macedonia
A case study on developing child-friendly schools in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. (S. Miske, 2009; UNICEF New York)

Keynote Speech on Safe Schools
For the Second International Symposium on “Children at Risk and in Need of Protection” sponsored by the Grand Assembly of Parliament, the Security General Directorate, the Ministry of National Education, and UNICEF. Parliament Building, Ankara, Turkey. April 24, 2010. (S. Miske)

Child Friendly Schools in Ghana
Assessment tool pilot in Savelugu and Kwahu North Districts (Miske Witt & Associates, 2012; Shoreview, MN USA: MWAI)

Standards for Quality Basic Education in CEE & CIS
Developing standards for quality basic education in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (Miske Witt & Associates, 2010; Shoreview, MN: MWAI)

Child Friendly Schools Monographs
“Democratic Participation”; “Gender Responsiveness”; “Health, Safety and Protection”; “Inclusive Education”; “Teaching and Learning Effectiveness” (Miske Witt & Associates, 2011; Shoreview, MN: MWAI)