Category Archives: Out-of-school children

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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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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How will Covid-19 affect the internationalization of higher education?

University costs. It didn’t take long after universities closed their doors in the United States, for instance, for students to start advocating to get their money back. Twitter is awash with professors concerned about the impact that shutting universities is … 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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