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5 September 2022
Nº 502

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


UN fund reports ‘solid results’ empowering girls and boys in crises with opportunity of quality education

International. UN News, 23 August

Education Secretary pushes states to use Covid relief funds to aid teacher shortage

USA. Forbes, 21 August

UNESCO chief calls for transforming education, with 244 million still out of school

International. United Nations, 1 September

Nigeria has more children out of school than any other country. Why?

Nigeria. UNESCO, 2 September

How a UN fund gives hope to crisis-impacted children from Ecuador to Afghanistan

International. Arab News, 3 September

COVID-19 ‘shocked’ education with steepest declines in half-century

USA. K-12 Dive, 1 September

Reports and publications

Unpacking ableist discourses in Cypriot education policy during the pandemic

Cyprus. European Educational Research Journal, 30 August

Inclusive, equitable, and quality education


Equitable and inclusive education with special reference to National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020


Planning forward: Whole system support for marginalised learners in higher education

International. Times Higher Education, 26 August

A girl’s place is in the classroom: Making education more inclusive in the Rohingya refugee camps

Bangladesh. UNICEF, 24 August

When education is not for all

Trinidad & Tobago. Newsday, 22 August

State of school education in Pakistan (SGD 4)

Pakistan. MinuteMirror, 28 August

Curriculum, learning, and assessment


Biden-⁠Harris administration announces public and private sector actions to strengthen teaching profession and help schools fill vacancies

USA. White House, 31 August

Building capacity in Africa to monitor learning outcomes

Africa. ACER, 21 August

National Education Policy 2020: 5+3+3+4 system of school education explained!

India. Jagran Josh, 29 July

What better school tests would look like

USA. Forbes, 24 August

Events and webinars

International Literacy Day 2022- Global event organized by UNESCO

International. UNESCO, 8-9 September

Early childhood care and education (ECCE)


Karnataka to implement NEP in 20,000 Anganwadis: Education Minister Nagesh

India. Tatsat Chronicle, 26 August

Reports and publications

Ideas, coalition magnets and policy change: Comparing variation in early childhood education and care policy expansion across four latecomer countries

Germany, England, South Korea and Japan. Government & Opposition, 2022

Future of education, learning, and work


U.S. partners with DepEd to design learning spaces for the future

Philippines. US Embassy, 31 August

Reports and publications

Challenges, perceptions, and future preferences for post-secondary online education given experiences in the COVID-19 outbreak

USA. Computational Urban Science, 30 August

The metaverse in education: The future of immersive teaching & learning

Thailand. RJCM, May-August 2022

Ending the big squeeze on skills: How to futureproof education in England

United Kingdom. Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, 23 August

Bold initiatives to improve education in the Middle East

MENA. McKinsey, 22 August

Education for sustainable development


UNESCO rallies teacher trainers to champion peace education and prevent violent extremism in teacher education

Uganda. Relief Web, 23 August

UN deputy chief calls for action to deliver sustainable development in Africa

Africa. UN, 28 August

Virtual learning brings ‘quality education’ a step closer

International. University World News, 27 August

Increasing education budget inline with SDG goals

Nigeria. Leadership, 28 August

Reports and publications

Engaging young people in the implementation of ESD in the UNECE region: Good practices in the engagement of youth in education for sustainable development

Europe, Asia. UNECE, September 2022

Events and webinars

Launch of the Regional Monitoring Report SDG4-Education 2030: "The crossroads of education in Latin America and the Caribbean"

Latin America and Caribbean. UNESCO, 8 September

UNESCO IBE publications and events

Reports and publications

“We cannot do away with exams: Parents believe in them, so does the wider community”. Reimagining the examination system in the Maldives

Abdulla Sodiq & Rhonda Di Biase
Prospects, 1 September

Child labor as a barrier to foundational skills: Evidence from Bangladesh and Pakistan

Amita Chudgar, Vanika Grover, Shota Hatakeyama & Aliya Bizhanova
Prospects, 30 August

The form-school as a vehicle for the detotalization of refugee camps in Greece

Mickaël Idrac
Prospects, 30 August

News articles

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