Covid-19 Education Blog

COVID-19 and adult education

COVID-19 and adult education

COVID-19 and adult education COVID-19 has led to a health crisis with a tremendous impact on all components of education. According to UNESCO, school closures affect more than 90% of the world's student population. Statistics on the impact of COVID-19 on education focus solely on the education of children and youth not considering adult education, which is also being interrupted. SDG4 aims to ensure equal access to quality education for all and to promote lifelong learning opportunities, but the COVID-19 crisis confirms once again that adult education is not a priority for most countries. Effects of COVID-19 on Adult Education ...
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Leave no-one behind, including children with disabilities, throughout the COVID 19 pandemic

Leave no-one behind, including children with disabilities, throughout the COVID 19 pandemic

Leave no-one behind, including children with disabilities, throughout the COVID 19 pandemic The unprecedented impact of the COVID -19 pandemic across the world is well documented, including its negative effect on education systems, learners, and communities. But marginalized groups, such as children with disabilities are particularly vulnerable if there are prolonged school closures, and when schools reopen. Dishita is a 10-year-old girl and lives in Nepal. Because she has Autism, she relies very heavily on routines, and she finds it hard to understand why she has to stay at home all the time now. This change to her educational routine ...
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Displaced people’s right to education must not be left behind

Displaced people’s right to education must not be left behind

Displaced people’s right to education must not be left behind War and displacement repeatedly torn apart people’s right to education. Overnight, families who are forced to leave their communities find their children and youth out of school. Depending on whether they cross a national border, the label of student is suddenly replaced by the label of internally displaced people or refugee. The very ‘lucky’ ones are able to go back to school within weeks or months. For millions of people living in protracted displacement in countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Somalia, and Ethiopia, however, this ...
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