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Carnelli, Marta; Dreesen, Thomas – UNICEF, 2022
When schools started closing their doors due to COVID-19, countries in Europe and Central Asia quickly provided alternative learning solutions for children to continue learning. More than 90 per cent of countries offered digital solutions to ensure that education activities could continue. However, lack of access to digital devices and a reliable…
Descriptors: Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
UNICEF, 2022
Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were serious questions about whether children were actually learning. With widespread school closures and other disruptions to the education system brought about by the pandemic, the learning crisis has escalated to new heights. As the pandemic enters its third year, 23 countries -- home to…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Educational Attainment
Chanduvi, Jaime Saavedra; Jenkins, Robert; Dewan, Pragya; Reuge, Nicolas; Yao, Haogen; Alejo, Anna; Falconer, Aisling; Chakroun, Borhene; Chang, Gwang-Chol; Azevedo, João Pedro; Sánchez, Alonso; Giannini, Stefania; Brossard, Mathieu; Dreesen; Thomas; Bergmann, Jessica – UNICEF, 2022
Two years into the COVID-19 global pandemic, education has been seriously disrupted. In response to this crisis, the global priority remains to ensure every child is supported so they can return to school and catch up on lost learning. Recognizing the need to accelerate education recovery with urgent, at-scale action, this joint report by UNICEF…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Achievement Gains, School Holding Power
Rodriguez, Ana Maria; Chua, Peck Gee – UNICEF, 2022
Countries in East Asia and the Pacific were among the first globally to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the first wave, however, the pandemic was kept mostly under control. During subsequent waves in 2021, virus variants, including the highly contagious Delta variant, elevated several countries in the region to hotspots for COVID-19,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschools, Child Care Centers, School Closing
UNICEF, 2022
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, one in four children in the East Asia and Pacific region was failing to master basic literacy and numeracy skills in primary school. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the situation of learning for millions of children whose education has been interrupted by school closures. Children who were struggling to learn…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Low Achievement, School Closing
Jeon, Youngkwang; Dreesen, Thomas; Fushimi, Akihiro; Koeppl, Dominik – UNICEF, 2021
COVID-19 school closures in East Asia and the Pacific threaten to widen existing learning inequities and increase the number of children out of school. During the pandemic, governments rapidly deployed remote learning strategies, ranging from paper-based take-home materials to digital platforms. However, lack of electricity -- critical to…
Descriptors: Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
Ortiz-Correa, Javier Santiago; Valenza, Marco; Dreesen, Thomas; Placco, Vincenzo – UNICEF, 2021
The implementation of remote learning?in Latin America and the Caribbean during the COVID-19 school closures?confirmed that the divide?in access to electricity and?technology?remained?a?major hurdle?for governments across the region?to serve all children.?School closures risk widening?existing learning gaps as?private schools were?more prepared to…
Descriptors: Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
Nagesh, Radhika; Dreesen, Thomas; van Cappelle, Frank; Chopra, Vidur – UNICEF, 2021
COVID-19 school closures in South Asia lasted longer than in any other region. To mitigate subsequent effects, governments and education actors in South Asia provided a range of remote learning modalities. This report presents evidence on the reach and effectiveness of these remote learning strategies through a meta-analysis of studies from the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
Valenza, Marco; Dreesen, Thomas; Djibo Abdou, Yacouba – UNICEF, 2021
Countries in West and Central Africa strived to implement national responses to continue learning activities during school closures. These responses relied on a mix of channels, including online platforms, broadcast media, mobile phones and printed learning packs. Several barriers, however, still prevented many children and adolescents in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Albán Conto, Carolina – UNICEF, 2021
Côte d'Ivoire has made great strides in improving access and quality in its education system, but significant gaps in student learning and achievement remain. It is estimated that 8 out of 10 Ivorian children are not proficient in reading by the age of 10, and do not have enough math skills at the end of primary school. In Côte d'Ivoire, teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employee Absenteeism, Teacher Attendance, Elementary School Teachers
Rees, Nicholas – UNICEF, 2021
The climate crisis is the defining human and child's rights challenge of this generation, and is already having a devastating impact on the well-being of children globally. Understanding where and how children are uniquely vulnerable to this crisis is crucial in responding to it. The Children's Climate Risk Index provides the first comprehensive…
Descriptors: Climate, Childrens Rights, Risk, Natural Disasters
Mont, Daniel – UNICEF, 2021
The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) emphasizes that all children have the right to be full members of society, and be included in all forms of participation inside the home and out in the community. Unfortunately, many children with disabilities are not afforded this…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Student Rights, Equal Education, Inclusion
Guglielmi, Silvia; Jones, Nicola; Nicolai, Susan; Pereznieto, Paola; Plank, Georgia; Vu, Nhung; Sanchez-Tapia, Ingrid; Mackintosh, Alasdair – UNICEF, 2021
"Reimagining Girls' Education: Solutions to Keep Girls Learning in Emergencies" presents an empirical overview of what works to support learning outcomes for girls in emergencies. Research shows that girls in emergencies are disadvantaged at all stages of education and are more likely to be out-of-school than in non-emergency settings.…
Descriptors: Females, Access to Education, Emergency Programs, Gender Bias
UNICEF, 2021
In sub-Saharan Africa, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching consequences for 550 million children under the age of 18. This UNICEF Child Alert examines how the disease and measures put in place to contain it are impacting the lives of children across the region, exacerbating existing threats like conflict, climate change and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Conflict, Climate
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Dreesen, Thomas; Kamei, Akito; Karamperidou, Despina; Abou Fakher, Sara; Marji, Lama; Santiago Ortiz Correa, Javier – UNICEF, 2021
Digital learning has the potential to offer interactive and personalized learning for children, in and out of school, including the most marginalized. However, depending on programme design, delivery, and use, digital learning can also exacerbate learning inequalities. This report presents tangible findings on the implementation and use of digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Refugees
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