Category Archives: emergencies

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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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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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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Flexible learning during Covid-19:  how to ensure quality higher education at a distance

By Michaela Martin and Uliana Furiv, respective lead and consultant working at the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning programme specialist on a project on flexible learning pathways. The Covid-19 outbreak closed universities and other tertiary education institutions in 175 … 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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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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Covid-19: How is Greece coping with school closure?

As with other countries around the world, Greece has faced two main challenges in its response to the coronavirus pandemic: delivering distance education and managing the postponement of examinations. Other challenges have also appeared, which show that no one approach … Continue reading

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