Education continuity stories from the coronavirus crisis

A joint international initiative to learn from responses to the crisis

What can we learn from each other?

Almost every education system on earth has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

As part of our joint initiative, we are collecting stories from countries across the globe about the solutions their education systems are using to continue learning, and how they are adapting to different student and teacher needs during the crisis.

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Lessons on TV in Latvia: A collaborative effort

The Tava klase (Your class) project saw the government partner with private television companies in Latvia to produce and broadcast educational segments during school hours. Teachers were recruited to record their lessons, assigned a theme from the national curriculum but able to teach the lesson how best they saw fit.

Affordable and effective remote learning in India

The Indian state of Nagaland was quick to react to school closures, creating lessons to broadcast on radio and television, as well as on the Internet, crowdsourcing the content from local teachers and educators. Encouraging community participation helped ensure the response was cost-effective and right for the local context.

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Minority-language radio lessons in Uganda

None of the radio lessons made available by the Ugandan government after schools closed were in Kumam, the main language of a rural district in the country’s central-north. A community-based not-for-profit stepped in to sponsor educational radio talk shows in Kumam to ensure students didn’t miss out on learning.

Find stories by country

Brazil

Helping parents and carers enrich home learning in Brazil

Distance learning in one of Latin America’s largest school systems

Chile

Class on the radio for those without the Internet in Chile

“Second chance schools”: Helping vulnerable students in Chile

Colombia

Home school for minorities and the disadvantaged in Colombia’s capital

No Internet fees to access education tools in Colombia

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Reaching students without the Internet in Colombia

Finland

School on TV: How Finland took the classroom to the small screen

France

Digital education advisors network in France

India

Affordable and effective remote learning in India

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Continuing school in India’s slums via WhatsApp

Latvia

Lessons on TV in Latvia: A collaborative effort

Liberia

On the air: Lessons via radio in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Netherlands

Peer-to-peer learning to help students continue learning in the Netherlands

Peru

Supporting education from the top-down and bottom-up in Peru

Sierra Leone

On the air: Lessons via radio in Liberia and Sierra Leone

Spain

Lessons from Spain: Online portal for students, teachers and families

Uganda

Minority-language radio lessons in Uganda

United States

Free online resources during the crisis in the United States

Non-profit organisations lending a hand in the United States

Helping disadvantaged students through lockdown in the United States

These continuity stories are the result of a joint initiative on addressing the educational challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis globally by the Harvard Global Education Innovation Initiative, HundrED, the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and the World Bank Group Education Global Practice.

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