Tag Archives: learning

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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Christophe: A COVID-19 learning hero for blind learners in Burkina Faso

Christophe OulĂ© became blind when he was 43. “It did not happen immediately,” he said. “It took six months. At first, I felt useless. When I first knew, I told myself, a person who is blind has no access to … Continue reading

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Innovations in the assessment of learning proficiency in Africa

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS); Hilaire HounkpodotĂ©, PASEC Coordinator; and Martin Gustafsson, Researcher, Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP), University of Stellenbosch The Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) indicators dealing with learning proficiency have … Continue reading

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Prepared for the Future: A new indicator that combines completion with learning

English / Español New global indicator will provide a simple, comprehensive measure of progress towards the education goal, SDG4. By Silvia Montoya, Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring Report The Sustainable Development Goal … Continue reading

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South Asia’s progress in tracking basic numeracy with a new assessment

By Steffi Elizabeth Thomas, Senior Research Associate, Pratham Education Foundation-ASER Centre, India and Waqas Imran, Data Analyst, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), Pakistan There has been a global shift in focus towards the quality of education under … Continue reading

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A new comparable learning assessment designed in the Global South, For the Global South: Exploring the ICAN 2019 Findings

By Ketan Verma, PAL Network and Hannah-May Wilson, Education Partnerships Group Ambika’s house was built with red bricks and a corrugated steel roof and had spectacularly clear views of the Himalayas. We visited her village to understand whether children went … 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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COVID 19: how Senegal intends to ensure #LearningNeverStops

English / Français By Rokhaya Fall Diawara and Tidiane Sall, UNESCO The spread of COVID-19 is a growing worry for Africa. Among the 47 African countries that have closed their schools and universities to more than 280 million African children, … Continue reading

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Three ways to plan for equity during the coronavirus school closures

By Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education and Suzanne Grant Lewis, UNESCO-IIEP Director From school closures and home confinement to travel bans, countries and municipalities are ramping up efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. For … Continue reading

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