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Education faces 'reckoning' unless needs of students met – study

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The Educator
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A new report has warned that education systems worldwide face a ‘reckoning’ unless the needs of students and societies are met. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report, titled: ‘New schools of thought: Innovative models for delivering higher education’, was commissioned by the Qatar Foundation (QF), a non-profit organization made up of more than 50 entities working in education, research, an

Millions of children out of school because of coronavirus in the world’s poorest countries may never go back, expert says

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The Washington Post
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As countries around the world start to reopen their economies and consider how to safely reopen schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, international development experts say they are worried that tens of millions of students in the world’s poorest nations may never go back to class. Alice Albright, chief executive of the Global Partnership for Education, said that the combination of the coronaviru

Startling digital divides in distance learning emerge

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UNESCO
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Half of the total number of learners – some 826 million students – kept out of the classroom by the COVID-19 pandemic, do not have access to a household computer and 43% (706 million) have no internet at home, at a time when digitally-based distance learning is used to ensure educational continuity in the vast majority of countries.

9 Out Of 10 Children Are Out Of School Worldwide. What Now?

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NPR
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Right now students are out of school in 185 countries. According to UNESCO, that's roughly 9 out of 10 schoolchildren worldwide. The world has never seen a school shutdown on this scale. And not since Great Britain during World War II has such a long-term, widespread emptying of classrooms come to a rich country.

How to carry on teaching and learning

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The Star
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WITH the spike in confirmed Covid-19 cases and halting of learning at institutions of higher education, I suspect the current school break may have to be extended for a longer period.