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3 September 2020
Nº 457

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.

COVID-19 impact on education and learning


The pandemic could leave Indonesia’s 69 million students further behind their global peers

Indonesia. CNBC, 25 August

The impact of Covid-19 on education

Africa. New Frame, 31 August

COVID-19: At least a third of the world’s schoolchildren unable to access remote learning during school closures, new report says

International. UNICEF, 26 August

Readying our youth for the post-COVID workplace

ASEAN. The ASEAN Post, 25 August

Reports and publications

UNICEF Education COVID-19 Case Study: China – Supporting the school reopening for 241 million children

UNICEF, 2020

Education in the time of COVID-19 (August 2020)


Impact of Covid-19 on Children’s Education in Africa

Human Rights Watch, 2020

Education during COVID-19 and beyond

UN, August 2020

Early childhood care and education (ECCE)


Danish study shows childhood adversity increases the risk of a shorter lifespan

Denmark. The Sector, 25 August

MoE meets stakeholders ahead of conference on new school term

Trinidad and Tobago. Loop News, 26 August

Trinidad: Schools to reopen under new rules

Trinidad and Tobago. Stabroek News, 29 August

Early Childhood Voices, Conference 2020

Australia. OMEP, 1 September

Reports and publications

Early Childhood and School Education Funding

European Commission, 29 August

National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

European Commission, 27 August

Curriculum, learning, and assessment


More choices - how next year's Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams will look amid Covid-19 disruption

Ireland. The Irish Independent, 21 August

Back-To-School Around The Globe: Remote Learning Reinvented

International. Forbes, 31 August

Ministry reviews teacher education curricula to address pedagogy gaps

Uganda. The Independent, 2 September

Success of blended learning depends on home-school partnership: minister

Qatar. Gulf Times, 3 September

Reports and publications

The Global Learner Survey August 2020

Pearson, August 2020

Education in England: Annual Report 2020

Education Policy Institute, 26 August

Inclusive, equitable and quality education


Five things you need to know this week about global education

International. ReliefWeb, 28 August

As a new academic year begins, UNESCO warns that only one third of students will return to school

International. UNESCO, 31 August

Singing from the same song sheet – Growing momentum across the disability movement to adopt a comprehensive definition of inclusive education to achieve SDG 4  

International. Global Education Report, 2 September

Reports and publications

No Time to Lose: An Urgent Call for Access to Quality Education for Rohingya Children in Cox’s Bazar

International Rescue Committee, 24 August

Global Education Monitoring Report: Inclusion and Education: All Means All

UNESCO, August 2020



Building back equal: girls' back to school guide

Plan International, 24 August

Science of learning

Event and webinars

Using the science of learning to elevate how we teach and how students learn

Centre for Transformative Teaching and Learning, United States



STEM education


STEM Leaving Cert targets set for 2026 unlikely to be met, says Department report

Ireland. Irish Examiner, 28 August

Young entrepreneur launches STEM learning tool

Jamaica. Jamaica Gleaner, 1 September

Education Ministry joins public and private sectors to raise "STEM education" to policy level

Thailand. National News Bureau Thailand, 30 August

Government committed to investing in STEM education – Sector Ministry

Ghana. Radio Univers 105.7 FM, 2 September


PM approves STEM education project

Pakistan. Express Tribune, 3 September


Emerging technologies and education


UEL to boost Industry 4.0 skills by partnering new universities in Egypt

Egypt. Education Technology, 27 August

How technology will transform learning in the COVID-19 era

India. World Economic Forum, 31 August

Reports and publications

Socio‐educational implications of technology use during COVID‐19: A case study in General Santos City, Philippines

Wiley Online Library, 2020

Digital Education Action Plan (2018 - 2020)

European Commission, 2020

Future of education, learning, and work


The education disadvantage gap had stopped closing even before the pandemic, posing a major setback for the government’s “levelling up” ambitions

England. FE News, 26 August

COVID-19 and the Future of Education

USA. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 01 September

IBE-UNESCO publications and events

Prospects, comparative journal of curriculum, learning, and assessment

Learning and the pandemic: What’s next?

Michael Fullan

The justification for inclusive education in Australia

Christopher Boyle & Joanna Anderson

Pedagogical constraints of physical literacy based on cognitive load theory

Dean Dudley, Hayley Dean, John Cairney, & Penny Van Bergen

News articles

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