Tag Archives: covid19

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on prosocial skills

By Gabriel Bădescu, Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj, Romania, and GEM Report fellow All over the world, he Covid-19 pandemic has led to school closures. Poorer nations have tended to bring in stricter measures, relative to the severity of their outbreaks, … Continue reading

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Distance Learning Denied

Over 500 million of the world’s children and youth not accessing distance learning alternatives By Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education Most countries around the world have mandated school closures as part of public health measures to contain the … Continue reading

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Collecting essential education data during the Covid-19 crisis

By Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), and Gustavo Arcia, Economist and UIS Consultant Statistical institutes in low- and middle-income countries face significant pressures to collect education data under quarantine. This pressure reflects the need to mitigate the many … Continue reading

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Why non-state education requires support in the current pandemic

By Alice Doorly, Global Schools Forum (GSF), a non-profit membership organisation working with non-state organisations in developing countries who are serving children from low-income backgrounds. Since March, teachers from three non-state primary schools run by Peepul, serving low-income communities in … 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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Looking at school sanitation in sub-Saharan Africa on Hand Hygiene Day

Hand hygiene is the one certain weapon we have against coronavirus. In high-income countries, as we wrote about this morning, multiple reports are emerging of teachers concerned that schools are going to re-open without sufficient hygiene management in place. In … Continue reading

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