Useful and thought-provoking reading on the challenges of providing appropriate inclusive learning during and after the Covid-19 crisis.
This UKFIET blog post uses data from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam to show which learners are most and least likely to access online learning alternatives. They highlight disparities due to family income, rural/urban locations, and gender.
This article briefly reports on a study showing the scale of the digital divide in Kenya
Education system management
This UNESCO blog post highlights 3 areas where planning is crucial during this period of mass home learning: tackling the digital divide; finding alternatives to school meals; planning support for diverse learning needs.
This UKFIET blog highlights key areas for consideration, including the quality of learning, equality of access and support, the role of teachers, supporting parents, and planning for schools re-opening.
This UKFIET blog outlines 5 strategies for supporting basic education during the crisis.
Covid-19 school closures around the world will hit girls hardest (31 March 2020)
This UNESCO blog post shares lessons from the Ebola crisis, indicating that the risk of sexual exploitation, pregnancy and early and forced marriage may increase during Covid-19. Actions based on the Ebola crisis experience are suggested.
How is Covid-19 affecting girls around the world? (21 May 2020)
This ActionAid blog post highlights that Covid-19 has given rise to violence and widened the gap in education for the most vulnerable girls around the world.
Many girls won’t go back to school when lockdown is over (27 May 2020)
This UKFIET / Devex blog looks at the likely longer-term impact of the current crisis on girls’ education.
Learners with disabilities
How is the coronavirus affecting learners with disabilities? (30 March 2020)
This World Education Blog post looks at some of the ways in which learners with disabilities are being affected and a few examples of actions being taken.
This UKFIET blog looks at the situation for Deaf learners during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This UKFIET blog looks at steps being taken to support learners with disabilities and their families in India during the current crisis.
A thought-provoking article about the opportunities for change that could emerge following the crisis.
This UKFIET blog looks at the potential impact of the crisis on achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4.
Teachers and teaching
A new world for teachers, education’s frontline workers (30 March 2020)
This blog post reports briefly on a UNESCO webinar focusing on the challenges facing the 63 million (as of late March) teachers whose schools are closed. The webinar discussed teacher wellbeing and support, and building teachers’ skills to support learning in a totally new environment.
This blog suggests various practical ways to make learning at home more inclusive and responsive to diverse learners’ needs.