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Nicolai, Susan; Sarwar, Moizza Binat; Kosbar, Yasser – UNICEF, 2023
Technology presents incredible new potential in opening 'learning to earning' pathways for traditionally marginalised groups, such as displaced young people, adolescent girls and young women. Developing and scaling digitally powered learning for displaced populations can provide alternative opportunities to those who have lost access public…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Youth, Dislocated Workers
UNICEF, 2023
The UNICEF Vision for Early Childhood Development is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It outlines UNICEF's intent to support an organization-wide approach to child development in the early years of life, drawing on its mandate for child rights, multisectoral expertise,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Child Development, Childrens Rights
UNICEF, 2023
The burden of mental health conditions and poor psychosocial wellbeing among children and adolescents is associated with significant lifetime costs, as mental health conditions is associated with learning lower educational attainment and impeding the development of socioemotional skills which translates into reduced earning potential and labor…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Individual Development, Intervention, Cost Effectiveness
Alejo, Anna; Naguib, Karimah; Yao, Haogen – UNICEF, 2023
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, resulting in disruptions to education at an unprecedented scale. In response to the urgent need to recover learning losses, countries worldwide have taken RAPID actions to: Reach every child and keep them in school; Assess learning levels regularly; Prioritize…
Descriptors: Educational Change, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Policy
Alejo, Anna; Yao, Haogen; Reuge, Nicolas – UNICEF, 2023
Transforming education starts with ensuring all children attain foundational learning--literacy, numeracy and socio-emotional skills which provide the building blocks for all other learning. To this end, a global coalition has been established, inviting governments and stakeholders to endorse the Commitment to Action on Foundational Learning as a…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Elementary Education, Literacy, Numeracy
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
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
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
Tungatarova, Auken, Ed.; van Cappelle, Frank, Ed. – UNICEF, 2022
This report aims to take the pulse of each vital element of digital learning and offer steps to recovery through child-centered, equity-driven and innovative solutions, particularly as technologies and digital learning have come center stage since COVID-19. The five interlinked vitals for effective digital learning proposed in this brief are: (1)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Information Technology, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
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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