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Churches, Richard; Lawrance, Jan – Education Development Trust, 2021
Recruiting and retaining excellent teachers remains a pressing policy issue in education systems worldwide. According to UNESCO estimates, 68.8 million teachers will need to be recruited globally to meet Sustainable Development Goal 4. However, simply recruiting more teachers will not be enough to meet this challenge: we need to recruit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Competencies, Mathematics Teachers
McAleavy, Tony; Riggall, Anna; Korin, Astrid – Education Development Trust, 2021
The health emergency has stress-tested the education systems. What has been learned from the experience? And how can that be applied to lessons while seeking to ensure that 'building back better' is an evidence-informed undertaking? In this report, the authors identify ten lessons from the crisis of 2020-2021 that should be used to inform planning…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, Policy Formation, Equal Education
McAleavy, Tony; Riggall, Anna; Naylor, Ruth – Education Development Trust, 2021
Efficient use of resources depends upon many factors, but one key variable is the extent to which we design and implement activities which require funding in a way that is informed by relevant evidence. The application of insights about 'what works', derived from robust research, combined with evidence about context and real-time system data have,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
Amenya, Donvan; Fitzpatrick, Rachael; Page, Ella; Naylor, Ruth; Jones, Charlotte; McAleavy, Tony – Education Development Trust, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has been intensely disruptive to education all around the world. With children in many countries continuing to face prolonged absences from the classroom, innovative solutions are needed to maintain education continuity, especially for the most vulnerable students. Such crises require solutions that go beyond the resources of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
Page, Ella; Leonard-Kane, Rosie; Kashefpakdel, Elnaz; Riggall, Anna; Guerriero, Sonia – Education Development Trust, 2021
As schools begin reopening around the world, education systems are faced with the challenge of mitigating learning lost during the pandemic, designing and implementing remedial or accelerated learning programmes, remote learning and next year's curriculum. Effective teachers are a crucial part of supporting learning recovery. School closure during…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Achievement Gains
Ndaruhutse, Susy – Education Development Trust, 2021
COVID-19 has caused considerable disruption to education around the world. Disadvantaged and marginalised learners are being particularly hard hit. Naturally, throughout the pandemic, the focus of much attention has been on how to open schools safely with a preoccupation with the hygiene and social distancing considerations. A shift is noticeable…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Achievement Gains
Kashefpakdel, Elnaz; Riggall, Anna; Guerriero, Sonia – Education Development Trust, 2021
COVID-19 has caused considerable disruption to education around the world. Disadvantaged and marginalised learners are being particularly hard-hit. Naturally, earlier in the pandemic, the focus of much attention was on how to safely reopen schools, often featuring a preoccupation with hygiene and social distancing considerations. A shift is now…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Achievement Gains
Al-Fadala, Asmaa; Amenya, Donvan; Fitzpatrick, Rachael; Godwin, Katie; Kirby, Julia; Korin, Astrid – Education Development Trust, 2021
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in September 2020, the Rwanda Basic Education Board (REB) -- in its efforts to improve the country's school leaders -- formed a learning partnership with the Education Commission, Education Development Trust, and the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) to undertake rapid research on school and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education
Fitzpatrick, Rachael; Godwin, Katie; Kirby, Julia; Korin, Astrid – Education Development Trust, 2021
In Fall 2020, at the height of the pandemic, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), the Education Commission, and Education Development Trust came together with the aim of generating new evidence on effective leadership during COVID-19. A learning partnership was developed with the Rwanda Basic Education Board (REB), which was already…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Pandemics, COVID-19
Riggall, Anna; Kashefpakdel, Elnaz; Mullan, Joel; Rajagopalan, Kavita; Sutoris, Peter; Korin, Astrid – Education Development Trust, 2021
This study examines the impact of COVID-19 and associated restrictions on the non-state school sector in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Drawing on a survey of Global Schools Forum (GSF) member organisations across 17 countries, and surveys and in-depth remote interviews with schools in India, Nigeria and Kenya, the authors explore how…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Developing Nations, Socioeconomic Influences
Fitzpatrick, Rachael; Korin, Astrid; Riggall, Anna – Education Development Trust, 2020
This report is based on a rapid survey of recently published materials, guidance documents and media commentary. It summarises what is known and understood about the impacts of the prolonged school closures that followed the spread of COVID-19 and the context of school reopening and plans for learning recovery. In March 2020, schools around the…
Descriptors: School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change
Childress, David; Chimier, Chloé; Jones, Charlotte; Page, Ella; Tournier, Barbara – Education Development Trust, 2020
A major concern for policymakers around the world is how to design an entire system of education that provides high quality teaching and learning outcomes. This paper aims to make a significant contribution to this debate by looking closely at the middle part of education systems -- the regional, district, and sub-district level -- as a critical…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Agents, Instructional Leadership, Instructional Improvement
McAleavy, Tony – Education Development Trust, 2020
As education systems around the world begin to emerge from COVID-19-related lockdown, governments are facing the difficult decision of when and how to reopen schools, balancing the risks of widespread learning loss -- and the impact this will have on a generation of learners -- with the risks of virus transmission, which are more significant in…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, School Schedules
Day, Christopher; Sammons, Pam; Gorgen, Kristine – Education Development Trust, 2020
This new edition of Successful School Leadership brings in the latest evidence and material to what has remained a popular publication. While the fundamentals of what drives successful school leadership remain the same, new evidence further supports the arguments put forward by Christopher Day and Pam Sammons back in 2016. The growing interest in…
Descriptors: Success, Leadership Effectiveness, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement
Bengtsson, Stephanie; Fitzpatrick, Rachael; Hinz, Katja; MacEwen, Leonora; Naylor, Ruth; Riggall, Anna; West, Helen – Education Development Trust, 2020
Globally, there are 70.8 million forcibly displaced persons. Among these are 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are children. Effective teacher management is key to ensuring inclusive, equitable, quality education for these young people, and teachers constitute the most important factor affecting student learning. In crisis and displacement…
Descriptors: Refugees, Teacher Role, Educational Administration, Educational Policy
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