School closures and COVID-19

School closures and COVID-19 (News and Research 204) From The Economist: “The economic damage from children dropping out of school will be vast. The World Bank estimates that, if schools remain closed for five months, pupils will forgo $10trn of future earnings in today’s money. That could rise if covid-19 is not curbed and schoolsContinue reading “School closures and COVID-19”

Educated workers and their ability to deal with COVID-19 and future shocks

Educated workers and their ability to deal with COVID-19 and future shocks (News and Research 203) University educated workers and their ability to deal with Covid-19 and future shocks| COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of workers around the world: layoffs, reduced hours (furloughs), and lower wage rates. The writings of the late Nobel Laureate, Theodore Schultz, offerContinue reading “Educated workers and their ability to deal with COVID-19 and future shocks”

The Impact of COVID-19

The Impact of COVID-19 (News and Research 200)  Over Half of Albanian 15-Year-Olds Functionally Illiterate, World Bank Warns Learning Loss to Follow Pandemic (Exit news) | The World Bank foresees significant learning loss in the Western Balkans countries following the coronavirus outbreak, with more students falling back into functional illiteracy and dropping out of school.Continue reading “The Impact of COVID-19”

The Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19 on Education

The Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19 on Education (News and Research 199) The Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19: Education The COVID-19 pandemic shocks to the education systems will have negative short and long-term impact. All Western Balkan countries have responded to the disruption in education delivery by introducing various remote teaching modalities. YetContinue reading “The Economic and Social Impact of COVID-19 on Education”

Investing in Information Technology during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Investing in Information Technology during the COVID-19 Pandemic (News and Research 198) Croatia: How investing in information technology and digital competencies of students and teachers payed off during the pandemic | Diego Ambasz, Lucia Brajkovic | When coronavirus (COVID-19) first appeared in Croatia on February 25, the country responded swiftly, introducing measures such as travelContinue reading “Investing in Information Technology during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Πρέπει να αποφύγουμε την ισοπέδωση της καμπύλης στην εκπαίδευση – Πιθανά σενάρια απωλειών στις επιδόσεις και τη μάθηση, ενώ τα σχολεία παραμένουν κλειστά

Syedah Aroob Iqbal Joao Pedro Azevedo Koen Geven Amer Hasan Harry A. Patrinos Η κοινωνική αποστασιοποίηση, μια απαραίτητη στρατηγική για τη μείωση της εξάπλωσης του νέου κορωνοϊού (COVID-19), οδήγησε τις περισσότερες χώρες να κλείσουν τα σχολεία. Όμως με 1,5 δισεκατομμύριο παιδιά εκτός σχολείων σε 175 χώρες (από τις 10 Απριλίου), οι ανησυχίες εντείνονται σχετικά μεContinue reading “Πρέπει να αποφύγουμε την ισοπέδωση της καμπύλης στην εκπαίδευση – Πιθανά σενάρια απωλειών στις επιδόσεις και τη μάθηση, ενώ τα σχολεία παραμένουν κλειστά”

COVID-19 Education Response

COVID-19 Education Response (News and Research 196) Response Note to COVID-19 in Europe and Central Asia: Policy and Practice Recommendations Tigran, Alina, Janssen | ECA Education Team’s response to the COVID-19 crisis Lost Wages: The COVID-19 Cost of School Closures | Psacharopoulos, Collis, Patrinos, Vegas Social distancing requirements associated with COVID-19 (coronavirus) have led toContinue reading “COVID-19 Education Response”