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22 August 2022
Nº 501

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


Operational guidance for K-12 schools and early care and education programs to support safe in-person learning

USA. CDC, 11 August

Declining financial resources for mounting learning poverty could spell disaster for millions of children

International. World Bank Blogs, 9 August

It takes a village to raise and support a child in a humanitarian crisis

International. Relief Web, 18 August

Learning recovery after schools reopen: What's working?

India. India Today, 14 August

COVID-19 learning lags could reverse narrowed achievement gap

USA. K-12 Dive, 9 August

Children affected by conflict cannot wait for their education

International. Relief Web, 10 August

Covid-19's lasting impact on education: Kids return to school but 50% not up to learning mark

India. Outlook India, 18 August

The food crisis is severely disrupting children's education in the Sahel

Africa. Relief Web, 9 August

Low parent interest in COVID-recovery interventions should worry educators and policymakers alike

USA. Brookings Institution, 16 August

Strengthening the fulfillment of children and young people's rights during crisis

Indonesia. Relief Web, 19 August

COVID 19: Addressing the education crisis (On-demand video)

Philippines. CNN Philippines, 15 August

Shanghai to reopen all schools Sept. 1 as lockdown fears persist

China. VOA News, 14 August

Interim statement on COVID-19 vaccination for children

International. WHO, 11 August

Reports and publications

It’s difficult to grow up in an apocalypse: Children's and adolescents' experiences, perceptions and opinions on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada

Canada. UNICEF IRC, 2022

Life in Colours: Children’s and adolescents’ experiences, perceptions and opinions on the COVID-19 pandemic


Italy. UNICEF IRC, 2022

Reopening with resilience: Lessons from remote learning during COVID-19 – Eastern and Southern Africa

Africa. UNICEF IRC, 2022

Reopening with resilience: Lessons from remote learning during COVID-19: Europe and Central Asia

Europe, Asia. UNICEF IRC, 2022

Where are we on education recovery? Taking the global pulse of a RAPID Response

International. UNICEF IRC, 2022

Are children really learning? Exploring foundational skills in the midst of a learning crisis

International. UNICEF IRC, 2022

Safe and learning in the midst of fragility, conflict, and violence : A World Bank Group Approach Paper

International. World Bank, 2022

Inclusive, equitable, and quality education


Experts of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities note Indonesia’s efforts to advance inclusive education, ask questions on the application of the convention in light of the distinctive geographic makeup of the country and on shackling

Indonesia. UN, 19 August

Depriving girls of secondary education translates to a loss of at least US$500 million for Afghan economy in last 12 months

Afghanistan. UNICEF, 14 August

Education Department creates new fund to help underrepresented students reach graduation

USA. Insight into Diversity, 12 August

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opens twenty-seventh session

International. UN, 15 August

Mature students in universities face 3 kinds of barriers — here’s how to address them

International. Concordia University, 11 August

NICE calls for collaboration in promoting inclusive education - Malawi Nyasa Times 

Malawi. Nyasa Times, 19 August

Reports and publications

Let Us Learn: Making education work for the most vulnerable in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Liberia, Madagascar and Nepal

South Asia, Africa. UNICEF IRC, 2022

Accessible digital textbooks: Universal Design for Learning in Paraguay

Paraguay. UNICEF IRC, August 2022

Assistive technology in humanitarian settings: Overview of research project

International. UNICEF IRC, 2022

Curriculum, learning, and assessment


Foundational literacy and numeracy in rural Afghanistan: Findings from a baseline learning assessment of accelerated learning centres

Afghanistan. UNICEF IRC, 2022

Inside the massive effort to change the way kids are taught to read

USA. Time, 11 August

Minister unveils plans for development, growth of Qatar’s education system

Qatar. Peninsula, 18 August

Kenya rolls out coding in schools

Kenya. CIO Africa, 8 August

Reports and publications

Drivers of primary school dropout in Mozambique: Longitudinal assessment of school dropout in 2019

Mozambique. UNICEF IRC, 2022

Early childhood care and education (ECCE)


Emotions matter, and that’s why addressing mental health from the earliest years is key to improving academic performance

USA. Hechinger Report, 8 August

Examining the powerful impact of investments in early childhood for children, families, and our nation’s economy

USA. Center for American Progress, 10 August

Reports and publications

A systematic literature review of empirical research on technology education in early childhood education

International. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 8 August

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

International. ECNU Review of Education, 2022

Pedagogical and psychological features of preschool education in Uzbekistan: Problems and solutions

Uzbekistan. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 2022

Events and webinars

World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education: Early investment for better learning and brighter future

International. UNESCO, 14-16 November

Future of education, learning, and work


Brain scans predict students’ learning better than test scores

International. Science Blog, 10 August

Spiky ‘sleep spindles’ linked to acts of learning

International. Scientific American, 1 September

Reports and publications

Responsible innovation in technology for children: Digital technology, play and child well-being

International. UNICEF IRC, 2022

Events and webinars

Education 3.0: Connecting the learning experience [webinar series]

International. Higher Ed Dive, 25 July-19 December

Education for sustainable development


UNESCO and UNICEF commend Iraq’s commitment to transform national education by engaging in the Transforming Education Summit

Iraq. Relief Web, 17 August

How to give the world's youth a voice in shaping global challenges

International. World Economic Forum, 11 August

Too cold to learn: Children in Malawi and Zambia call on government to change school calendar

Malawi and Zambia. Save the Children, 10 August

IBE publications and events

Reports and publications

Early childhood education in Africa: Between overambitious global objectives, the need to reflect local interests, and educational choices

Abdeljalil Akkari
Africa. Prospects, 8 August

The weak link of democracy and the challenges of educating toward global citizenship

Piero Dominici
International. Prospects, 10 August

Events and webinars

Micro-credentials in higher education - Higher education conversation series

International. UNESCO, 8 September

International Literacy Day 2022- Global event organized by UNESCO

International. UNESCO, 8-9 September

News articles

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