OECD Report “The state of school education: the pandemic year”

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, more than 1.5 billion students around the world were unable to attend schools. A year later, the situation is still unstable. Schools open and then close: all this, to one degree or another, creates difficulties for students.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – in collaboration with UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank – monitors the situation in different countries and collects data on how each system responds to the crisis: from school closures and distance learning to vaccinating teachers and gradual return to school.

In April 2021, OECD released its report “The state of school education: the pandemic year”. This report presents the preliminary results of a survey that provides an overview of the situation in the world one year after COVID.

The survey results show that some countries have managed not to close schools completely. At the same time, distancing and hygiene were the most widely used measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but they imposed significant restrictions on school capacity and made changes in education. However, it causes concern that the countries with the lowest PISA education scores tended to close their schools completely for longer periods in 2020. For more information about the survey results, please click on the following link: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/201dde84-en.pdf?expires=1619762381&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=FBDB251A39CB40AE77CA864DC65545E2


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