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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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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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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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Could coronavirus shape the way assessments work forever?

Exams cancelled? This is the next wave of impact on education systems caused by the Coronavirus. The UK has cancelled its GCSE and A-Level exams. The CBSE board in India has cancelled exams for classes 10 and 12, national open … Continue reading

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Coronavirus: could education systems have been better prepared?

The world was caught by surprise with the global pandemic emergency. But was it entirely unexpected? Pandemics have always been a likelihood. A pandemic has occurred every 10-50 years for the past centuries. In any given year, a 1% probability … Continue reading

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Ensuring learning with educational technology in emergency settings

UNESCO’s annual Mobile Learning Week provides a unique opportunity for policy makers, civil society organizations, teachers, students and academics to share knowledge, innovations and good practices in mobile learning. A key theme at this year’s event is the role of … Continue reading

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