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    “Coronavirus: Our principles, values, and shared humanity”, by Susan Hopgood.

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    Combat of the Coronavirus has graduated in many countries to closing of schools and most public gatherings and some businesses. EI has mostly focused on the impact on education and teachers and Education Support Personnel (ESP) and have been providing reports regularly from countries and regions and on what is happening at the i...

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    “Joined up Action Needed: Gender and Schooling in the Time of COVID 19”, by Elaine Unterhalter.

    Sierra Leone. Photo: GPE/Stephan Bachenheimer.

    More than 1.5 billion children worldwide are out of school due to COVID 19 and we don't know for how long. As yet there is no gender disaggregation of these figures. This shock comes at a time when, slowly, the number of children enrolling and completing school was beginning to rise. Over the last five years, governments and...

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    “Should we continue student learning during covid19? A question of Maslow before Bloom”, by Armand Doucet.

    Photo: Lorianne DiSabato / Flickr

    Should we continue student learning during Covid19? What a profound question to ponder during these incredible times. Teachers must ask themselves this question: Are my students ready to learn today. This foundational question is always present in formal education, the elephant in the room, which is why “Maslow before Bloom” sho...

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