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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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How will countries make up for lost learning during the pandemic?

🔊 Listen to this blog As one lockdown week morphs into another, the learning of millions of students continues to be disrupted. UNESCO figures show, on average, two-thirds of an academic year has been lost worldwide due to COVID-19 school closures. The learning loss is enormous. The … Continue reading

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Latin America: Countries should prioritise training teachers in the language of the community in which they teach

By: Silvina Corbetta, Argentinian researcher, coordinator and co-author of the case study “Los otros Ă©tnicos y la dinámica de inclusiĂłn-exclusiĂłn educativa en AmĂ©rica Latina”, prepared for the 2020 GEM Report Latin America and the Caribbean- Inclusion and education: All means … Continue reading

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Mother-tongue instruction and inclusion – a critical but complex relationship

The road to inclusion in education is not easy. Rather, it can often be full of dilemmas and tensions. The case of linguistic minorities showcases some of these challenges. Well-intended efforts to include can slide into pressure to conform, wear … Continue reading

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Providing education for nomadic people requires a flexible approach

An inclusive curriculum should be flexible. That means having a curriculum that is adaptable and accessible to various needs and abilities so as to increase student participation and engagement. There are degrees of flexibility, along a continuum from fully flexible … Continue reading

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Inclusion in education in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

A new regional Report launched today in an event by the GEM Report, in partnership with the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education and the Network of Education Policy Centers covers inclusion and education – the theme of … Continue reading

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There is wide disparity in teachers’ working hours

Well before COVID-19 started blurring the boundaries between work and home life for teachers, with new hybrid ways of teaching putting extra pressures, the Education 2030 Framework for Action had recognized teachers’ right to decent working conditions. Work time is … Continue reading

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Education of students with disabilities in Cuba

By Elsie Alejandrina PĂ©rez Serrano, Professor and Tutor of the Department of Language, Education and Communication Sciences at the International Iberoamerican University, UNINI, and author of a background paper on disability in Cuba prepared for the GEM 2020 Report Latin … Continue reading

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First generation graduate Mary Otieno: From rural Kenya to a PhD in education

This story is part of a campaign run by the GEM Report, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 GEM Gender Report. The campaign tells the stories of many girls who were the first in their family to graduate, … Continue reading

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Rhetoric versus reality of Indian education policies for children with disabilities

By Vibhu Sharma, Research Consultant, Disability and Inclusion, Theirworld I was enthralled to read this year’s Global Education Monitoring Report, focusing on inclusion and education. Being, first, a person with disability, and, second, brought up in India, I had to … Continue reading

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