Category Archives: Disaster preparedness

Mission: Recovering Education 2021

By Stefania Giannini, Robert Jenkins and Jaime Saavedra 🔊 Listen to this blog When your house is on fire, you don’t worry about how big it is, the colour of the paint on the walls, or whether the kitchen is … Continue reading

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Climate strikes by school children, which erupted in 2019, continue

🔊 Listen to this blog In the middle of the pandemic, the world’s youth has not lost its focus on the planet’s biggest challenge. School children in Germany are setting up a political party, Klimaliste, standing in local elections. The party … 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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What is the best pedagogy for managing the transition back to school ?

By Le Thu Huong, Programme Specialist, Section of Education Policy at UNESCO Going to school is important for children, but it may be a daunting experience this year due to the pandemic. Returning after months of being locked-down and studying … Continue reading

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Preparing for the new normal in Pakistan amid COVID 19 – A case for accelerated learning

By Hamza Sarfraz, Policy Researcher and Zain ul Abidin, Programme Specialist at Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi Several months after it first hit globally, governments and experts across the world have now finally begun to register the long-term consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. Education … Continue reading

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Digital capacities and distance education in times of coronavirus. Insights from Latin America

By Nicolas Buchbinder, GEM Report Fellow Due to the coronavirus, schools have closed their doors in almost the entirety of Latin America. This is a situation with no precedent in the region. Countries have implemented different policies to continue the … Continue reading

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Back to school, back to normality? Dilemmas in high-income countries

There seemed no doubt when schools closed earlier this year that closures were a necessary response to the pandemic. The question is whether that reasoning has sufficiently subsided for the opening of school doors to be again acceptable. If groups … Continue reading

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TVET and skills development in the time of Covid-19

By Paul Comyn, Senior Skills Specialist, ILO With less than 5 months since the first official reporting of a Coronavirus (COVID-19) case, we have almost arrived at a global paralysis of regular education and training provision. This unprecedented situation is … Continue reading

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Covid-19 school closures and the summer break

The shift in emphasis in global education debates in recent years towards learning outcomes has been so strong that sometimes it seemed as if we no longer valued education access unless it led to learning. The reaction to school closures … Continue reading

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Schools closing is a risk to our village’s future

By Francis Silvester, director of a school in rural Kenya I run a private school called Tower of Light in a rural place commonly known as Yala Swamp 17km away from Siaya town in Kenya. It is a registered school … Continue reading

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