Evidence on efforts to mitigate the negative educational impact of past disease outbreaks

This rapid review focusses on efforts to mitigate the educational impact of previous disease outbreaks, concentrating on school-age learners. It follows two companion papers that reviewed broader secondary effects and attempts to mitigate them (Rohwerder, 2020; Kelly, 2020). It aims to inform the education sector’s responses to the COVID-19 crisis, although there are important differences between previous disease outbreaks and the COVID-19 situation. For instance, unlike Ebola, transmission of COVID-19 is asymptomatic, and the outbreak is global.

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Research Publication


Published by

Education Development Trust (formerly CFBT)

Authored by

Joe Hallgarten


Research and Evidence