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Beyond reopening schools: How education can emerge stronger than before COVID-19

In it we write: “The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in at least one positive thing: a much greater appreciation for the importance of public schools. As parents struggle to work with their children at home due to school closures, public recognition of the essential caretaking role schools play in society has skyrocketed. As young people struggle to learn from home, parents’ gratitude for teachers, their skills, and their invaluable role in student well-being, has risen. As communities struggle to take care of their vulnerable children and youth, decisionmakers are having to devise new mechanisms for delivering essential services from food to education to health care.”

How can education technology improve learning for all?

In the playbook, the authors write: “While technology has disrupted most sectors of the economy and changed how we communicate, access information, work, and even play, its impact on schools, teaching, and learning has been much more limited. We believe that this limited impact is primarily due to technology being been used to replace analog tools, without much consideration given to playing to technology’s comparative advantages. These comparative advantages, relative to traditional “chalk-and-talk” classroom instruction, include helping to scale up standardized instruction, facilitate differentiated instruction, expand opportunities for practice, and increase student engagement. When schools use technology to enhance the work of educators and to improve the quality and quantity of educational content, learners will thrive.”

Fernando M. Reimers

Es profesor de Educación Internacional y Director de la Iniciativa Global de Innovación Educativa y del Programa de Maestría en Políticas de Educación Internacional de la Universidad de Harvard. Experto en el campo de la educación global, su investigación y enseñanza se centran en comprender cómo educar a los niños y jóvenes para que puedan prosperar en el siglo XXI. Es miembro de la comisión de alto nivel de la UNESCO sobre los futuros de la educación. Con sus colegas de la OCDE, el Banco Mundial y la organización Hundred, lidera un esfuerzo para apoyar la continuidad educativa durante la pandemia COVID-19 con investigación aplicada.
Ha escrito o editado treinta y tres libros, de los cuales los más recientes incluyen: Educating Students to Improve the World, Audacious Education Purposes. How governments transform the goals of education systems, Empowering teachers to build a better world. How six nations support teachers for 21st century education.