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27 June 2022
Nº 497

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


‘Learning loss from Covid-19’ becomes even more serious

Korea. Dong-a ILBO, 14 June

Education: Impact of the war in Ukraine

Ukraine. Relief Web, 18 May

222 million crisis-hit children currently require educational support

International. UN, 21 June

5 priorities for funders to support in refugee education

International. Brookings Institution, 15 June

COVID disruptions hurt student progress at all grade levels, GAO says

USA. K-12 Dive, 13 June

The effects of COVID-19 school disruptions will last decades

International. World Bank Blogs, 20 June

Executive Board calls for urgent action to address the learning crisis

International. UNICEF, 21 June

Generation of learning loss due to COVID-19

Thailand. Thai PBS World, 12 June

New learning loss calculator estimates COVID slide, costs of catching kids up, in 8,000 school districts

USA. The 74, 23 June

Children in Latin America slid into education black hole during COVID-19 pandemic

Latin America. Globe and Mail, 24 June

70 per cent of 10-year-olds in 'learning poverty', unable to read and understand a simple text

International. UNICEF, 23 June

6 things we've learned about how the pandemic disrupted learning

USA. NPR, 22 June

How COVID-19 will pave the way for better and more accessible education in Brazil

Brazil. World Bank Blogs, 21 June

UN: Education disrupted for 222 million children

International. VOA News, 22 June

Education in emergencies financing in the wake of COVID-19: Time to reinvest to meet growing needs

International. Relief Web, 16 June

The effects of COVID-19 school disruptions will last decades

International. World Bank Blogs, 20 June

The three Rs of pandemic learning: Roadblocks, resilience, and resources

USA. GAO, 14 June

Reports and publications

Transforming education to protect children's right to education in emergencies and crises virtual roundtable

International. World Vision International, 21 June

Global estimates: Number of crisis-affected children and adolescents in need of education support

International. Education Cannot Wait, June 2022

Hungry and unprotected children: The forgotten refugees

International. World Vision International, 13 June

The state of global learning poverty

International. UNICEF, June 2022

The impact of COVID-19 school closures on child protection and education inequalities in three humanitarian contexts

Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),  Lebanon. INEE, 22 June

Negative impact from school closures on children and parents in Vietnam during COVID-19

Vietnam. The Lancet, 15 June

Curriculum, learning, and assessment


U.S. Department of Education creates National Parents and Families Engagement Council to help ensure recovery efforts meet students’ needs

USA. USDOE, 14 June

DepEd orders conduct of rapid assessment for learning recovery

Philippines. Manila Bulletin, 18 June

We need a curriculum to bridge the Covid-19 learning gap among underprivileged students

India. India Today, 17 June

Reports and publications

‘Languages don’t have bones, so you can just break them’: Rethinking multilingualism in education policy and practice in Africa

Africa. British Academy, 21 June

An analysis of policy strategies and implementations of nomadic education program in Nigeria

Nigeria. Yobe State University, 2022

Exploring compulsory education policy of rural and urban area in China

China. Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, 2022

Events and webinars

Together we thrive: Creating our shared future through education

USA. Smithsonian, 27-28 June

Inclusive, equitable, and quality education


Italy supports UNESCO Iraq to improve access to quality and inclusive education with gender equality for out of school children

Italy, Iraq. India Education Diary, 12 June

Prioritise inclusive education for children with disabilities, ActionAid tells FG, states

Nigeria. Blueprint, 15 June

Schools ill-equipped to provide healthy and inclusive learning environments for all children – UNICEF, WHO

International. UNICEF, 23 June

UK pledges up to £130m for girls’ education in Pakistan

International. UNICEF, 23 June

The Ministry of Education launches the Transition Resilience Education Fund, to support Lebanon’s education sector

Lebanon. UNICEF, 22 June

Free Press Journal embarks on an exhaustive and inclusive school survey in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane city

India. Free Press Journal, 23 June

UK invests in future of the Commonwealth with new education programmes

International. Gov.UK, 25 June

Improving learning in sub-Saharan Africa

Africa. ACER, 14 June

Reports and publications

Preparing future faculty to more inclusively teach autistic college students: Examining an inclusive teaching professional development course

USA. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2022

Early childhood care and education (ECCE)


Government of Canada invests in accessible and disability inclusive early learning and child care system across Canada

Canada. Yahoo, 22 June

How the early childhood learning and care system works (and doesn’t work) – it will take some fixing

Australia. The Sector, 24 June

Study: Head Start provides opportunities to break cycle of poverty across generations

USA. K-12 Dive, 23 June

Early childhood inequalities: the rocky path from observation to action

United Kingdom. Inequality, 23 June

Ministry of Education and OECS host early childhood education leaders forum

Caribbean. Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, June 2022

Reports and publications

Quality early learning : Nurturing children's potential

International. World Bank, 13 May

Future of education, learning, and work


Transformative education opportunities will ‘remain out of reach for billions’, unless digital divide is tackled, says Deputy Secretary-General

International. UN, 15 June

The future of education (Podcast)

International. Economist, 20 June

Virtual reality and augmented reality in education

International. Institute for the Future of Education, 20 June

Brain practices new tasks while we sleep

USA. Harvard Gazette, 22 June

Reports and publications

How technology is shaping learning in higher education

International. McKinsey, 15 June

Understanding learning by inference

International. Science Daily, 16 June

Faculty as EdTech innovators: Moving beyond stereotypes to promote institutional change

USA. College Innovation Network, May 2022

Skills for a net-zero economy: Insights from employers and young people

United Kingdom. World Skills UK, 2022 

Transforming education systems: Why, what, and how

International. Brookings Institution, 23 June

Education for sustainable development


Enhancing participatory citizenship for all: The importance of community learning centres

Thailand. UNESCO, 22 June

'Those who need education the most are furthest from it': UNESCO (On-demand video)

France. France 24, 22 June

Girl child education key to unlocking many of problems around SDGs – Sanusi

Nigeria. Sun News, 24 June

Helping the 222 million dreams

International. Kathmandu Post, 23 June

Council adopts recommendation to stimulate learning for the green transition and sustainable development

Europe. European Council, 16 June

Why Nigeria’s children need environmental education

Nigeria.  EnviroNews Nigeria, 17 June

COVID-19 could derail Sustainable Development Goals for next five years

International. Phys.Org, 13 June

Reports and publications

Distance education strategies to improve learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Botswana. Nature, 15 June

Exploring digital carbon footprints

International. Jisc, 10 June

Why we must transform our education systems, now

International. Brookings Institution, 23 June

IBE-UNESCO publications and events

Reports and publications

The Teacher Efficacy for Inclusive Practices (TEIP) Scale: Further evidence for construct validity in Greek-speaking teachers

Christina-Aimilia Vogiatzi, Garyfalia Charitaki, Elias Kourkoutas & Chris Forlin
International. UNESCO, 17 June

Events and webinars

Transforming education: Over 140 Ministers of Education at UNESCO to draw roadmap

International. UNESCO, 28-30 June

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