From Learning Recovery to Education Transformation
Insights and Reflections from the 4th Survey on National Education Responses to COVID-19 School Closures
Over the past three years, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought profound disruptions to children’s learning and overall wellbeing, exacerbating the pre-existing learning crisis. Urgent action is needed to recover learning and build education systems back better to achieve SDG 4.
From Learning Recovery to Education Transformation, a new joint report by UNESCO, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), UNICEF, The World Bank and The OECD, presents findings from the fourth round of the Survey on National Education Responses to COVID-19 School Closures, administered between April–July 2022 with responses from Ministries of Education in 93 countries. It explores how countries are progressing in the RAPID actions to recover learning: Reach every child and keep them in school; Assess learning levels regularly; Prioritize teaching the fundamentals; Increase the efficiency of instruction; and Develop psychosocial health and wellbeing.
Given the magnitude of the challenge, learning recovery must be transformational to be effective and sustainable. The report therefore also offers longer-term policy directions and measures towards education transformation.