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Mekdes: a COVID-19 learning hero for deaf children in Ethiopia

This blog is part of a series of blogs telling the stories of COVID-19 learning heroes, whose stories were celebrated during International Education Day. Right after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Ethiopia in March 2020, the government ordered … 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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Now more than ever we need to talk about inclusion in schools

English / Español No teacher should have to pay with their life for carrying out their job. The horrifically violent circumstances surrounding the death of Samuel Paty, in a suburb of Paris on October 16 have traumatised France. As French … Continue reading

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Breaking the glass ceiling in teacher recruitment

By Nicole Bella and Matthias Eck Worldwide, many countries lack sufficient numbers of teachers. Those teachers working are often not qualified and trained to ensure quality education and learning. But, while having enough highly qualified teachers is a key issue, … Continue reading

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Teachers need training on inclusion

English / Español By Anna Cristina D’Addio and Daniel April, GEM Report team Many factors go into the design of a truly inclusive education system. Some determine the way in which education systems are put in place, such as laws … Continue reading

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All teachers should be prepared to teach all students

Tomorrow, the GEM Report, the Teachers Task Force at UNESCO and Education International are co-hosting an event on teachers and teaching for inclusion. Inclusion cannot be realized unless teachers are agents of change, with values, knowledge and attitudes that permit … 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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Covid-19: Where’s the discussion on distance learning training for teachers?

A lot of the discussion, and rightly so, has been about the effect of school closures on students. Education, as they know it, stopped from one day to the next. But what about teachers? Just as students are new to … 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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