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11 July 2022
Nº 498

Latest news, research, and reports, on key markers of the Education 2030 Agenda, with a special focus on curriculum and related matters.

Published bi-weekly.

Education in times of crisis


COVID-19 has had a significant impact on education funding

International. World Bank Blogs, 28 June

Education: UNESCO calls for "global mobilization”

International. UNESCO, 30 June

Beijing's primary, middle schools reopen as COVID-19 wanes

China. Xinhua, 27 June

Learning poverty in Philippines to worsen due to COVID-19

Philippines. PhilStar, 27 June

The pandemic upset how we assess students. Experts worry that's also hampered recovery efforts

Canada. CBC, 27 June

Americans reflect on nation’s COVID-19 response

USA. Pew, 7 July

Convergence of conflicts, COVID and climate crises, jeopardize global goals

International. UN, 7 July

UNESCO says pandemic exposed flaws in education systems

International. University World News, 7 July

UNESCO launches global ‘Happy Schools’ Initiative in times of crisis

International. World Education Blog, 8 July

Generation of learning loss due to COVID-19

Thailand. Thai PBS World, 12 June

Reports and publications

Communicating COVID-19: Analyzing higher education institutional responses in Canada, China, and the USA

Canada, China, USA. Higher Education Policy, 24 June

Depression, anxiety, and academic performance in COVID-19: a cross-sectional study

Mexico. BMC Psychiatry, 2022

The impact of COVID-19 on education: A meta-narrative review

International. Tech Trends, 5 July

Financing education recovery: A piece of cake?

International. UNICEF, 23 June

Inclusive, equitable, and quality education


Inclusive education in Asean: Fostering belonging for students with disabilities

Southeast Asia. Manila Times, 8 July

Bringing ‘inclusive innovation’ to school districts

USA. Hechinger Report, 7 July

We must change the world for an inclusive education, says Venezuela

Venezuela. Prensa Latina, 29 June

CM: Inclusive education key for bringing PwD into mainstream

India. Times of India, 2 July

Working towards safer and more inclusive schooling in Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo. Modern Diplomacy, 8 July

Race and equity

USA. Hechinger Report, 2022

Learning disability among children on the rise in Ghana (On-demand video)

Ghana. Joy News, 7 July

Minister hails importance of “inclusive education”

Portugal. Portugal News, 3 July

Students without disabilities achieve the same academic results with or without classmates with disabilities in Poland, with implications for the future development of inclusive education

Poland. EurekAlert, 6 July

What are the barriers to better use of technology in special education?

USA. Education Week, 27 June

Jordan Declaration on Inclusion and Diversity in Education endorsed

Jordan. Jordan Times, 29 June

United States, Egypt partner to empower students with disabilities

Egypt, USA. Egypt Today, 26 June

Education is protecting girls from violence and early marriage in South Sudan

Sudan. World Education Blog, 11 July

UK pledges funding for girls’ education

Pakistan, United Kingdom. The News, 26 June

Deaf students in Bhutan create country's first sign language

Bhutan. Forbes, 8 July

Reports and publications

Human capital and disability. Why it’s important to invest in all people

International. World Bank, 2022

Curriculum, learning, and assessment


The pandemic upset how we assess students. Experts worry that's also hampered recovery efforts

Canada. CBC News, 27 June

How the COVID-19 pandemic is changing school data

USA. Chalkbeat, 1 July

Delhi directorate of education releases new assessment guidelines; schools to focus on competency based learning

India. News 9, 1 July

Statement on freedom of religion or belief and education

United Kingdom. Gov.UK, 7 July

What the NAS results tell us about school education in India

India. Times of India, 4 July

Reports and publications

Primary English language education policy in Vietnam’s disadvantaged areas: Implementation barriers

Vietnam. Education Sciences, 2022

Early childhood care and education (ECCE)


Meghalaya set to invest Rs 300 crore in early childhood education programmes

India. Economic Times, 9 July

Reports and publications

Policy values in early childhood education: A cross-cultural comparative study of policy documents from 13 countries

International. ECNU Review of Education, 2022

Early childhood education and care policy change: comparing goals, governance and ideas in Nordic contexts

Nordic Countries. Compare, 28 June

Future of education, learning, and work


The role of teachers and teacher educators in addressing the gender digital divide

International. Open Access Government, 27 June

Online learning: What next for higher education after COVID-19?

International. World Economic Forum, 30 June

Technology has brought turning point in Indian education system, will narrow equity gap: CBSE officials

India. Outlook India, 29 June

From pandemic to 'sansdemic': Major impacts on higher ed and the future workforce

USA. Newsweek, 29 June

Education International calls for a new deal for teachers at the Transforming Education Pre-Summit

International. Education International, 7 July

Education for all top priority: Al Nuaimi

Qatar. Peninsula Qatar, 3 July

Reports and publications

Pathways to School Success: Commission presents concrete measures to improve educational outcomes

Europe. European Commission, 30 June

Building resilient education systems

International. UNICEF, 28 June

Education for sustainable development


Department for education: Is our ICT equipped to support net zero targets?

United Kingdom. Open Access Government, 27 June

Oman on track to achieve sustainable education goals: UN report

Oman. Zawya, 25 June

Transforming education essential to unlocking safer, more equal, peaceful future, Secretary-General says in message for Paris Summit

International. UN, 29 June

Climate change is a threat to education

International. Institute for the Future of Education, 30 June

Reports and publications

Education, policy and democracy: Contemporary challenges and possibilities

Australia. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 23 June

Education for sustainable development

International. Journal of Economic, Social and Educational Issues, 2022

Events and webinars

Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and Caribbean. UNESCO, 12 July

Transforming learning for a better future: Education for sustainable development

International. UNESCO, 12 July

IBE publications and events

Reports and publications

Protection and the sense of safety of students enrolled in an accelerated education program in the Dadaab refugee camp

Olivier Arvisais, Patrick Charland, François Audet & Yannick Skelling-Desmeules
Kenya. Prospects, 30 June

News articles

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