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    “Joined up Action Needed: Gender and Schooling in the Time of COVID 19”, by Elaine Unterhalter.

    Sierra Leone. Photo: GPE/Stephan Bachenheimer.

    More than 1.5 billion children worldwide are out of school due to COVID 19 and we don't know for how long. As yet there is no gender disaggregation of these figures. This shock comes at a time when, slowly, the number of children enrolling and completing school was beginning to rise. Over the last five years, governments and...

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    “Should we continue student learning during covid19? A question of Maslow before Bloom”, by Armand Doucet.

    Photo: Lorianne DiSabato / Flickr

    Should we continue student learning during Covid19? What a profound question to ponder during these incredible times. Teachers must ask themselves this question: Are my students ready to learn today. This foundational question is always present in formal education, the elephant in the room, which is why “Maslow before Bloom” sho...

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    “Handling the COVID-19 crisis in education: What can TALIS 2018 tell us?”, by John Bangs.

    Education International

    The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2018 was released on the 23rd March. For the first time the OECD’s Education and Skills Director Andreas Schleicher presented the report remotely because of the Covid 19 crisis. The OECD had rightly taken the tough decision to release its report now before things got worse d...

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