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 Pakistan

Leveraging existing stakeholders and repurposing resources allowed both the national and regional governments in Pakistan to roll out education television programming within weeks of schools closing. Only 36% of Pakistanis have access to the Internet, but more than 90% have access to TV, making this initiative an effective way to ensure that the greatest number of students could continue learning while schools were closed.

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Digital resource banks for French students and teachers

As soon as the lockdown began in France, the French government worked quickly to give students access to banks of digital resources. The resources had been developed prior to the pandemic by publishers and EdTech companies for the government. While originally intended for teachers, the online portals were quickly made available to students as well to facilitate their learning while they were staying home.

#LearningWillNotStop in India

Authorities in India’s Madhya Pradesh state started the #AbPadhaiNahiRukegi (#LearningWillNotStop) campaign to support learning with digital and non-digital programmes. WhatsApp was used to ensure two-way interaction between students and educators, with a group created for more than 50 000 of the state’s schools. Radio and television programmes were produced to reach students without Internet access.

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

Early childhood education and care for vulnerable Colombian children during COVID-19

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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

Egypt

A new form of learning assessment in Egypt

Finland

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

France

Digital education advisors network in France

Digital resource banks for French students and teachers

India

Affordable and effective remote learning in India

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Continuing school in India’s slums via WhatsApp

#LearningWillNotStop in India

Japan

Student-led online collaboration in Japan

Latvia

Lessons on TV in Latvia: A collaborative effort

Liberia

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

Mexico

TV-based education for Mexico’s 25 million students

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Netherlands

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

New Zealand

Reconnecting students through the arts in New Zealand

Pakistan

Lessons on TV in Pakistan

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Peru

Multichannel remote learning initiative to support students and families in Peru

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

Saudi Arabia

Moving exams on line with AI technology in Saudi Arabia

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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

Ukraine

Educators sharing knowledge in virtual camps

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United Kingdom

Free online and broadcast education through the public broadcaster, the BBC

United States

Educators sharing knowledge in virtual camps

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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

Uruguay

Expanding pre-existing digital infrastructure in Uruguay

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Viet Nam

Lessons on TV in Viet Nam

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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