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8 August 2022
Nº 500

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


Education Cannot Wait announces new multi-year resilience programme in Cameroon bringing ECW total investments in the country to over US$30 million

Cameroon. PR Newswire, 1 August

Elementary students are recovering faster from Covid learning loss, research shows

USA. EdSource, 26 July

Headed back to school: A look at the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on children’s health and well-being

USA. Kaiser, 5 August

Deloitte report: Pandemic caused huge learning loss

India. Hans India, 24 July

City schools could lose more students, as families with children relocate

USA. Chalkbeat, 28 July

Reports and publications

Global Education Cluster Strategy 2022-2025: Strengthening collective action for coordinated education in emergencies preparedness and response

International. Global Education Center, 29 July

China’s experience of online education during the COVID-19 pandemic: Policies, lessons and challenges

China. Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency Situations, 26 July

Report on actions to ensure the right to education of migrants and children and adolescents in the LAC region


Latin America and Caribbean. INEE, 18 July

Variability in the impacts of COVID-19 on student achievement

USA. VoxEU, 28 July

The Learning Gap Series One – Beyond Letters and Numbers: The COVID-19 pandemic and foundational literacy and numeracy in Indonesia

Indonesia. ACER, 1 August

Depression and anxiety among online learning students during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional survey in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil. BMC Psychology, 2022

Events and webinars

Supporting young children with disabilities in humanitarian settings (On-demand video)

International. INEE, 28 June

Inclusive, equitable, and quality education


Guidelines on open and distance learning for youth and adult literacy published in Arabic

International. UNESCO, 28 July

The steep price of education in Africa

Africa. Think Global Health, 4 August

Non-appointment of special teachers for Divyang children mars inclusive education in Odisha

India. Odisha TV, 4 August

To educate and empower women, we must close the digital divide

International. World Economic Forum, 4 August

Fiji takes a step forward to elevate accessible and inclusive education for all children

Fiji. Relief Web, 1 August

Africa: Countries should remove barriers that keep young mothers out of school

Africa. Human Rights Watch, 4 August

Government of Canada announces improved financial supports for students with disabilities

Canada. Yahoo, 2 August

MK Stalin launches state-wide joint program on inclusive education in Chennai

India. OneIndia, 1 August

Physically-challenged undergraduates decry stress of learning without accessible facilities

Nigeria. Punch, 31 July

Innovative methods of teaching children with special needs

India. Rising Kashmir, 25 July

Japan and UNICEF provide educational tablets to learners in Region VIII for learning recovery

Philippines. Manila Bulletin, 30 July

Reports and publications

Right to higher education: Unpacking the international normative framework in light of current trends and challenges

International. UNESCO, 2022

Events and webinars

Workshop on collecting, analyzing, and using data on children with disabilities: A virtual training workshop

International. UNICEF, 7-17 November

CIES 2023: Improving education for a more equitable world (Call for proposals: August 8. Conference: 14-22 February 2023)

International. CIES, 14-22 February 2023

Count me in! Evidence and participation to shape inclusive education policies (On-demand video)

International. Global Action on Disability, 5 July

Curriculum, learning, and assessment


A closer look at the new education bill that will shape the future of Thailand

Thailand. PBS World, 27 July

Paper books linked to stronger readers in an international study

International. KQED, 25 July

Israel's education system in shortage of nearly 6,000 teachers

Israel. Jerusalem Post, 24 July

Has the “Every Student Succeeds Act” left children behind?

USA. Regulatory Review, 6 August

Events and webinars

Introductory Series on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Course 101: The Foundations of UDL

International. Global Center for Innovation and Learning, 6 August-24 September

Early childhood care and education (ECCE)


Effects of lead poisoning may be reversible with early-childhood enrichment

International. Medical Xpress, 25 July

Unstructured, longer play time called key to early learning

USA. K-12 Dive, 5 August

Reports and publications

A scoping review of quality in early childhood publicly-funded programs

USA. Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022

Future of education, learning, and work


“Technology-enabled Open Schools for All” project: Reviewing progress and the future of digital learning

International. UNESCO, 5 August

Online learning: What next for higher education after COVID-19?

Israel. Science Daily, 1 August

UN and partners roll out #LetMeLearn campaign ahead of key education summit

International. India Blooms, 2 August

Reports and publications

Reimagining education in MENAP

MENAP. McKinsey, 26 July

Education for sustainable development

Reports and publications

Advancing universal access to quality digital learning through global coalitions and narrative practices

International. Online Learning Consortium, 2022

Time for a World Education Service: Focused, free and for all

International. Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, 28 July

Events and webinars

Building back better the pathway towards sustainable education after the Covid-19 pandemic (On-demand video)

International. UN, 14 July

UNESCO global literacy week holds in Abuja in October

Nigeria. 21st Century Chronicle, 24-31 October

IBE publications and events


UNESCO'S IBE supports quality education in Angola through curriculum transformation

Angola. UNESCO, 29 July

Reports and publications

Moral agonism: Acknowledging the moral in global citizenship education

Matthew J. Hayden
International. Prospects, 3 August

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