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Title: Preparedness and Resilience of Education Systems to Address Multiple Threats: Pandemics, Hurricanes, Drought, Food Insecurity
Authors: Gaspard-Richards, Denise
Banunle, Albert
Osuolale, Olayinka O.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
Abstract: Chapter 1 on the preparedness and resilience of education systems, identifies ways Commonwealth members have facilitated and supported the continuation of teaching and learning at the early childhood, primary and secondary education levels during the pandemic. Ultimately, the study aims to suggest ways education systems can meet multiple threats in the future, including from hurricanes, experiences of drought and other natural disasters. Key issues and policy messages arising out of Chapter 1 include the need for education systems to: • plan and be prepared to face emergencies of different types; • acknowledge and support students’ socioemotional and psychological well-being; • leverage communities by providing low-cost and low-tech solutions;• engage stakeholder business entities, community groups and external donors for collaboration and partnerships to ensure access to scarce resources; • ensure the sustainability of flexible teacher training opportunities; • introduce intensive monitoring strategies; and • intensify the response to inequality of opportunities in the education system.
Description: Staff Publication
ISBN: 978-1-84859-998-7
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