Category Archives: Disaster preparedness

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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Charlotte, a teacher from Marseille: “We’re being asked to do a completely different job from before.”

The onset of Covid-19 means that teachers like me are suddenly being asked to do completely different jobs. While we were in the classroom engaging with children before, now we’re at home and trying to engage with their parents. I … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: France has called for educational continuity

English / Français By Anna Cristina D’Addio, Senior Policy Analyst, GEM Report, member of the Conseil d’Evaluation de l’Ecole, and mother of a teenage (lower) secondary school student in France. France closed all schools, colleges, high schools and universities on … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: la France a appelé à la continuité pédagogique

English / Français Par Anna Cristina D’Addio, Responsable Principal de Projet, GEM Report (UNESCO), membre du nouveau Conseil d’Evaluation de l’Ecole et mère d’une élève du collège en France. La France a fermé toutes les écoles, collèges, lycées et universités … Continue reading

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Business engagement in education in emergencies: Lessons for the COVID-19 response

By Francine Menashy, University of Massachusetts Boston The forthcoming 2021 Global Education Monitoring Report will focus on the vital role of the non-state sector. Businesses and business leaders represent one group of non-state actors with increasing prominence in global education. … Continue reading

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The Peruvian education system: seeking quality and equity during COVID-19 times

By Milagros Lechleiter and Rosa Vidarte, GEM Report Peru was the first country in Latin American to decree the mandatory social distancing of its population on March 16, only 10 days after detecting its first case of COVID-19. The quarantine … Continue reading

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