Quick catch-up or recovery over time? a systems perspective on the pandemic, part 2
By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 11 March 2021
Education is going through a massive transformation globally with teachers gaining new digital skills, online teaching materials being developed and parents getting much more immersed in their children’s education. These transformations are, however, not benefitting all students equally, as discussed in Part 1 of this blog, with those from deprived backgrounds losing out on learning when schools were closed.
Across the world, policy-makers are thinking about how to build back better systems; in England, Sir Kevan Collins was recently appointed as the Education Recovery Commissioner, with the responsibility of overseeing a programme of catch-up but also proposing a strategy for long-term recovery.
Here are my three take-away messages for where to prioritize short-term catch up of learning loss, and how we (more…)