School Closures and Regional Policies to Mitigate Learning Loss due to COVID-19: A Focus on the Asia-Pacific

Submitted by j.barallas on Tue, 08/03/2021 - 22:30

UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Asia-Pacific and UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) launched the new publication School Closures and Regional Policies to Mitigate Learning Losses: A Focus on the Asia-Pacific.

The publication examines education disruptions in consequence to the ongoing pandemic and its’ impact on learning in Asia-Pacific and its subregions. It provides analyses of school closures by subregion and education level and looks at how countries are responding to get back on track to meet the national SDG 4 commitments.

This publication breaks down, for example, how many schools across the Asia-Pacific were closed and when, and what the effects were on different education levels from early childhood education through primary and secondary education. Specifically, the impact on learning loss among is discussed. It also presents country strategies which aimed at mitigating learning losses by means of remote learning, in the face of student competencies being expected to fall below minimum proficiency levels.