Category Archives: access

Education policies and practices continue to fail girls over early pregnancy

English / Español By Nicole Bella, Matthias Eck and Constanza Ginestra Early pregnancy has been identified as a critical driver of school dropout and exclusion, especially for girls. Twenty-five years ago, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a landmark … Continue reading

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Les écoles rurales en France : les oubliées de l’inclusion ?

English / Français Par Jean-Luc Massalon, ex-directeur d’école, coordinateur d’Unités localisées pour l’inclusion scolaire (ULIS) avec la collaboration de Daniel April (Rapport GEM, UNESCO) L’inclusion n’existe que par manquement ; ce n’est que parce qu’on a au préalable exclu que l’on peut … Continue reading

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Rural schools in France: how inclusive are they?

English / Français By Jean-Luc Massalon, former school principal, coordinator of Localised Educational Inclusion Units (ULIS) with the collaboration of Daniel April (GEM Report, UNESCO) Inclusion doesn’t exist by default, it is only when someone is excluded that inclusion becomes … Continue reading

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COVID-19 pandemic and indigenous and non-indigenous students in Mexico

By Enrique Valencia López Throughout the pandemic, indigenous communities have emphasised that remote learning strategies should not solely rely on online access to provide educational services. Otherwise, existing inequalities between indigenous and non-indigenous students may exacerbate as many indigenous households … Continue reading

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Colin Northmore: Helping immigrant students in South Africa exercise their right to education

Colin is one of many champions being highlighted by the GEM Report in the run up to the launch of its 2020 publication on inclusion and education: All means all, due out 23 June. In their own way, and in … Continue reading

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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on prosocial skills

By Gabriel Bădescu, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj, Romania, and GEM Report fellow All over the world, he Covid-19 pandemic has led to school closures. Poorer nations have tended to bring in stricter measures, relative to the severity of their outbreaks, … Continue reading

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The world post-Covid-19 might be the world pre-Incheon – or even pre-Dakar

English / Español By Sheldon Shaeffer, Chair, Board of Directors, Asia=Pacific Regional Network on Early Childhood (ARNEC) Post-Covid-19, the world will not be the same for a very long time. Life may be so different that there might not even … Continue reading

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Alejandro Calleja: A father fighting for his son’s right to an inclusive education in Spain

English / Español  Alejandro is one of many champions being highlighted by the GEM Report in the run up to the launch of its 2020 publication on inclusion and education: All means all, due out 23 June. In their own way, … Continue reading

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Distance Learning Denied

Over 500 million of the world’s children and youth not accessing distance learning alternatives By Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education Most countries around the world have mandated school closures as part of public health measures to contain the … Continue reading

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Daniela Galindo: working for inclusion in Colombia through communication tools

Daniela is one of many champions being highlighted by the GEM Report in the run up to the launch of its 2020 publication on inclusion and education: All means all, due out 23 June. In their own way, and in … Continue reading

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