Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Master’s Program at Harvard University presents the booklet “Education and Covid-19: Recovering from the shock created by the pandemic and building back better”.
This booklet, addressed to education administrators at the school and system level, suggests a framework that supports the development of contextually relevant educational strategies to teach during and after the pandemic. It’s available in 8 languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian.
“The booklet focuses entirely on education. It does not address health or other policy responses to the pandemic—although obviously the pandemic is, at the root, a public health crisis that has triggered many economic, social, and educational consequences. An appropriate government response should be coherent and multisectoral, so that there is good coordination among various sectoral components of the response.”
“The key message of this booklet: the three pillars of an educational response to the pandemic should be assessment, strategy, and capacity, with coherence between these pillars. It is this coherence that produces the interactions necessary to help build a system with greater levels of effectiveness and inclusion.”
To read more information on the booklet we invite you to also read the following article, “Education and Covid-19: Recovering from the shock created by the pandemic and building back better ( Educational Practices Series 34 )”, published by the International Academy of Education, in collaboration with the UNESCO International Bureau of Education, as part of the Educational Practices Series, available here http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/resources/educational-practices.