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28 November 2022
Nº 506

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.

Early childhood care and education (ECCE)


UNESCO member states commit to invest at least 10% of education budget on early childhood education

International. UNESCO, 18 November

UNESCO World Conference: Preschool for all children is crucial

International. Euronews, 19 November

Reports and publications

Science education in early childhood education—Are we approaching a cure for the state of chronic illness?

Australia. Research in Science Education, 17 November

Early childhood education policy and practice in Ghana

Ghana. REMIE: Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research, 2022

Influence of the pandemic on the interaction and play of children in early childhood education

Peru. Revista Andina de Educación, 2022

Inclusive, equitable, and quality education


Minister NyaLonje asks stakeholders to provide more support to inclusive education in Malawi 

Malawi. Nyasa Times, 18 November

Money, political will holding back disabled students

Nigeria. University World News, 17 November

FOCUS: Japan faces long, difficult road to promote inclusive education

Japan. Kyodo News, 22 November

Integration of people with disabilities is difficult at all levels

Balkan States. Sarajevo Times, 26 November

USAID to spend $18.5m on edu for Bangladesh children with disabilities

Bangladesh. Business Standard, 20 November

Govt to hold events on inclusive education till Dec 3

India. Indian Express, 15 November

Special needs students: An analytical approach to inclusion

Europe. University World News, 12 November

Inclusive education benefits all children

International. Learning for Justice, Fall 2022

Reports and publications

Special education policy and practice in the Information Age: A cross- disciplinary perspective on autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

USA. Special education policy and practice, November 2022

Rights denied: The impact of discrimination on children

International. UNICEF, November 2022

Events and webinars

Global Forum against Racism and Discrimination 2022

International. UNESCO, 28-29 November

Curriculum, learning, and assessment


How legislation on reading instruction is changing across the country

USA. APM Reports, 17 November

What are the new mandatory assessments for Dubai school students?

Dubai. Tribune Wired, 20 November

More children than ever are going to school. But are they really learning?

Africa. World Economic Forum, 18 November

Nigeria gets $20,000 UNESCO grant for literacy educators

Nigeria. Vanguard, 15 November

Education in times of crisis


Unesco to provide support to Pakistan’s education sector, minister told

Pakistan. Dawn, 21 November

The science on remote schooling is now clear. Here’s who it hurt most.

USA. Washington Post, 23 November

Pandemic, school disruption stunt learners’ reading skills

Philippines. Philippine News Agency, 26 November

Education in emergencies: The key to unlock human rights

International. World Vision, 14 November

Two months into the implementation of the Refugee Education Integration Policy, UNHCR meets with refugee children, their parents and teachers to discuss its positive impact

Iraq. UNHCR, 14 November

A guide to promoting equity in HE for refugees and asylum seekers

International. Times Higher Education, 15 November

New global partnership to tackle learning crisis for children displaced by conflict

International. International Rescue Committee, 21 November

How COVID-19 school closures will affect inequalities in adult skills

International. News Wise, 24 November

UN education fund announces grant for Somalia drought response

Somalia. Famagusta Gazette, 19 November

The potential role of instructional time in pandemic recovery

USA. Brookings Institution, 15 November

Here's how COVID-19 affected education – and how we can get children’s learning back on track

International. World Economic Forum, 14 November

Reports and publications

Online learning as an alternative learning modality in Ecuador’s education institutions amidst crises and outbreaks: A SWOT analysis

Ecuador. Journal of Learning for Development, 2022

How did school administrators manage the crises during the COVID-19 outbreak?

Turkey. Journal of Global Education and Research, 2022

School management in Sub-Saharan Africa in the context of political instability, the emergence of armed groups and jihadist groups

Africa. Shikshan Sanshodhan, September 2022

Future of education, learning, and work


Artificial neural networks learn better when they spend time not learning at all

International. Phys.Org, 18 November

Children learn more quickly than adults

International. EurekAlert, 15 November

Mind the gaps: The world needs to radically transform its educational systems, not just upgrade them

International. Phys.Org, 26 November

The incredible shrinking future of college

USA. Vox, 21 November

U.S. Department of Education launches new initiative to support career-connected learning and increase job pathways for young Americans

USA. USDOE, 14 November

What next for higher education? Here's an alternate learning model for the future

International. World Economic Forum, 17 November

World Children's Day: Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative

Europe. European Commission, 18 November

New Irish education initiative to boost tech skills in creative sectors

Ireland. Silicon Republic, 16 November

Events and webinars

International forum on artificial intelligence and education 2022

International. UNESCO, 5-6 December

Education for sustainable development

COP27: UNESCO launches global survey report on youth demands for climate change education & mobilizes stakeholders for the Greening Education Partnership

International. UNESCO, 24 November

Lifelong learning essential for climate action, COP27 side event underlines

International. UNESCO, 22 November

Project embeds SDGs in curricula, identifies best practices

South Africa, Europe. University World News, 24 November

Africa’s education opportunity

Africa. Project Syndicate, 23 November

World Leaders at G20 Summit 2022 vow to work towards accessible and effective education systems

International. Times Now, 16 November

Climate change and SDG education to target million youths

Africa. University World News, 17 November

Building the European Education Area: Progress made on EU-level education targets, challenges remain on equity and teachers' shortages

Europe. European Commission, 18 November

SDGs: A framework for socially responsible universities

International. University World News, 21 November

Sub-Saharan Africa urged to adopt new teaching model to achieve sustainable development goal

Africa. News 24, 15 November

Reports and publications

Social panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean 2022: Transforming education as a basis for sustainable development

Latin America and Caribbean. UN ECLAC, 24 November

UNESCO IBE publications and events

Reports and publications

The Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies: A new ally for education in emergencies

Pilar Aguilar & Petra Heusser
International. Prospects, 14 November

Teacher absenteeism, improving learning, and financial incentives for teachers

Margo O’Sullivan
Uganda. Prospects, 15 November

Cognitive mapping of critical global citizenship education: Conversations with teacher educators in Norway

Essam Abdelrasul Bubaker Elkorghli & Sylvia S. Bagley
Norway. Prospects, 21 November

Education under totalitarian regimes: The case of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

Albane Buriel
Iraq, Syria. Prospects, 14 November

News articles

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