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13 February 2023
Nº 510

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


Accelerate learning: Takeaways from other countries

International. Education Week, 31 January

Ukraine: Joint education needs assessment

Ukraine. Relief Web, 31 January

World Bank & Financial Times Youth Blog Competition 2023 (Deadline: 31 March)

International. World Bank, 31 March

‘Debilitating’ effects of pandemic linger on for Britain’s young

United Kingdom. The Guardian, 29 January

222 million crisis-affected children urgently need education support

International. Education Cannot Wait, 3 February

There are very few educational opportunities for refugees in Lebanon

Lebanon, Syria. D+C, 3 February

The scale of Covid’s carnage on education is becoming clear: Enrollment for K through 12 is down more than 1 million students

USA. Fortune, 9 February

Children in crisis: Spotlight on underfunded humanitarian emergencies

International. European Union, UNICEF, 8 February

Half of nation's students fell behind a year during COVID-19 pandemic. How do we recover?

USA. USA Today, 9 February

Covid-19’s devastating effects on India’s education

India. D+C, 8 February

Students need mental health support to cope with return to ‘new normal’ of school in post-Covid era

Hong Kong. SCMP, 2 February

“Severe” learning losses from pandemic, data from 42 countries show (Audio)

International. Education Next, 6 February

Reports and publications

One year later: Digitalized higher education in pandemic times. An international study of higher education faculty’s response

International. Research on Education and Media, 2023

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence on learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

International. Nature, 30 January

A systematic review of K–12 education responses to emergency remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic

International. International Review of Education, 7 February

The impact of the pandemic on China's international higher education policy

China. EdArXiv, 30 January

Curriculum, learning, and assessment


Preparations begin for the regional study on learning assessment, ERCE 2025

Latin America. UNESCO, 11 February

Teachers need the why, the what, and the how for change to happen

USA. Forbes, 4 February

Almost 12,000 children participate in the first-ever Grade 4 National Mathematics and Science Assessment Report in Federal Iraq [EN/AR]

Iraq. Relief Web, 1 February

All aboard! Education reforms require partnerships

Dominican Republic. World Bank Blogs, 7 February

Clarifying the science of reading

International. Language Magazine, 8 February

DepEd to revise K-12 curriculum

Philippines. Sun Star, 30 January

Reports and publications

The dynamics of Islamic education policies in Indonesia

Indonesia. Cogent Education, 3 February

Inclusive, equitable, and quality education


Three inspiring Afghan women call on the international community to urgently support girls’ and women's education

Afghanistan. UNESCO, 3 February

When social-emotional learning leaves out students with disabilities

USA. Mashable, 9 February

Examining college enrollment gaps: A discussion with leading scholars

USA. Brookings Institution, 3 February

Statement: Building a future of scientific progress and gender equality

International. UN Women, 9 February

Major gender disparities harm students’ college and career readiness

USA. eSchoolNews, 6 February

Reports and publications

Investigar la política de la Educación Especial en Argentina (1993-2013). Reflexiones de un derrotero metodológico y epistemológico Research into Special Education Policy in Argentina (1993-2013): reflections on a methodological and epistemological path

Argentina. Diálogos sobre educación, 2022

Why emotions matter: Promoting female teachers and gender-transformative social-emotional learning in Nepal

Nepal. Brookings Institution, 6 February

Falling behind: A need for inclusive education

Australia. Disability Advocacy NSW, 2023

Early childhood care and education (ECCE)


The world is falling behind on early childhood education

International. Aljazeera, 7 February

Why early childhood education is essential

Philippines. Manila Bulletin, 31 January

Playful learning creates multigenerational opportunities with intergenerational impacts

International. Brookings Institution, 30 January

Reports and publications

Using technology for learning in early childhood education: A review of Asian countries

Asia. Journal of Education and Teaching Learning, January 2023

Universal screening in early childhood populations: A systematic review

USA. Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education, 2023

Education for sustainable development


What you need to know about preventing violent extremism through education

International. UNESCO, 10 February

Survey shows universities accelerating action for SDGs

International. University World News, 11 February

Climate education in the U.S.: Where it stands, and why it matters

USA. Columbia Climate School, 9 February

Universities turn to UN’s SDGs to demonstrate impact

International. Times Higher Education, 7 February

Transformative policies key to advancing COVID-19 recovery, sustainable development, experts stress as economic and social council coordination segment begins

International. United Nations, 1 February

Reports and publications

Stage 2 report: The state of the evidence for social and emotional learning: A contemporary meta-analysis of universal school-based SEL interventions

USA. OSF Preprints, 2 February

Guiding principles for children on the move in the context of climate change

International. UNICEF, 2022

Barriers to learning for sustainability: a teacher perspective

International. Sustainable Earth, 2023

Future of education, learning, and work


STEM education in Africa: Risk and opportunity

Africa. Brookings Institution, 10 February

Rethinking the future of the humanities

USA. Inside Higher Ed, 10 February

Is a ‘DARPA for education’ finally happening?

USA. Hechinger Report, 2 February

Reports and publications

Emerging and near future challenges of higher education in East Asia

Asia. Asian Economic Policy Review, 2023

Strengthening education systems in Africa

Africa. Brookings Institution, 2023

UNESCO IBE publications and events

Reports and publications

Questioning popular misperceptions about the Korean and Japanese education systems

Luis Crouch
Korea, Japan. Prospects, 2 February

Pedagogical challenges in integrating refugee students in the Global North: A literature review

Myriam Radhouane
International. Prospects, 8 February

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