National Education Policy 2020: All You Need to Know

IIEP flux fr && en - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 14:27
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the New Education Policy and renamed the ministry of human resource and development as the ministry of education. The new policy would also see an overhaul of the system in place in higher education. Following the new education policy and reforms, India will achieve 50% Gross Enrollment Ratio by 2035, the ministry said.
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Post-Covid teachers wanted

IIEP flux fr && en - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 11:11
Students in a classroom at Kullawan School in Bangkok on Jan 27. More assistant teachers are needed as classrooms will be split, according to the Education Ministry. (Photo by Pornprom Satrabhaya)

The Education Ministry will offer jobs to 10,000 assistant teachers to man smaller classrooms post-Covid-19 lockdown as classes are to be split.

Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said class sizes will be reduced for social distancing purposes. The pre-pandemic ratio was 20 students per teacher.

When schools re-open on July 1, the ministry hopes to reduce that ratio to 7:1.

“So, the ministry has to recruit more teaching staff,” he said.

Some people will also be employed in non-teaching jobs.

Licensed primary-education assistant teachers are being offered jobs although they will be hired on a temporary six-month contract, Mr Nataphol said.

Part of the problem that prevents them from gaining permanent status is that they will be required to teach in a province outside of where they registered for their licence.

The ministry has allocated 540 million baht to finance the hiring of 10,000 assistant teachers, which will help spur employment, the minister said.

He said the cabinet yesterday acknowledged plans by the Education, Interior and Agriculture Ministries to continue distribution of free milk to primary school students during the prolonged school break until June 30.

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Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan

IIEP flux fr && en - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:49

Minister of Education Jeyhun Bayramov took part in a video conference of Education Ministers of ISESCO member states.

ISESCO Secretary-General Salim bin Mohammed Al-Malik, Ministers of Education of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco and other countries, UNESCO Deputy Secretary-General for Education Affairs Stefania Ciannini, Director for Education and Skills of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Andreas Schleicher also participated in the video conference. The main topic of the video conference was the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and the adaptation of the education system to the current reality.

In his speech, Jeyhun Bayramov informed the participants of the video conference about the steps taken to ensure a continuousness of education in our country during the pandemic. The Minister spoke about the successful results of the "Virtual School" project, the largest online platform in the country, created in a short time to ensure the transition to distance education, and said that teachers are involved in training to take full advantage of this platform.

The Minister of Education noted that as part of other steps taken by the ministry, TV lessons were launched on March 11. Lessons covering 10 subjects for all grades are broadcast 5 times a week on 2 TV channels of the country. The TV lessons are then posted for free use on the video.edu.az portal of the Ministry of Education. During the conference, it was emphasized that the Azerbaijani state pays tuition fees for about 22,000 students who are members of socially vulnerable families.

Noting that the Ministry of Education attaches great importance to cooperation with ISESCO in the field of education, Jeyhun Bayramov reminded the participants of the video conference that the Republic of Azerbaijan has allocated a total of 40 educational grants for citizens of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

As a result of the video conference, ISESCO launched the Comprehensive Humanitarian Coalition initiative, and the Azerbaijani side expressed support for the initiative. In the end, the declaration was adopted.

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Сегодня стартует проект «Виртуальная школа», реализуемый в рамках сотрудничества Министерства образования Азербайджана и компании Microsoft. Как сообщили Vesti.az в пресс-службе ведомства, целью проекта является обеспечение интерактивности транслируемых министерством телевизионных передач и расширение возможностей дистанционного обучения в целом.

Каждый ученик, пройдя регистрацию на портале «Виртуальная школа», будет определен в класс, соответствующий его возрасту. Ученики должны будут выполнять домашние задания, подготовленные учителями в соответствии с темами телевизионных уроков. Каждую неделю на портал будут добавляться новые задания в соответствии с темами уроков.

Вместе с тем, портал предоставит возможность для проведения онлайн-уроков для педагогов. В то же время учащиеся смогут использовать функцию «Чат» для общения со своими сверстниками с помощью видео- и аудиосвязи.

Для портала «Виртуальная школа» есть и мобильная версия. Чтобы ею воспользоваться, учащимся необходимо загрузить приложение Microsoft Teams в AppStore и Google Play.

Между тем, Министерство образования приглашает учащихся и их родителей зарегистрироваться на портале virtual.edu.az, предварительно ознакомившись с инструкцией.

Напомним, что с целью предотвращения распространения коронавирусной инфекции (COVID-19) в Азербайджане, с 3 марта 2020 года была приостановлена деятельность всех учебных заведений страны. Спустя неделю, с 11 марта, по инициативе Министерства образования на каналах «Культура» и ARB Günəş началась трансляция телепередач для учащихся общеобразовательных учреждений. Телеуроки, охватывающие все классы и некоторые предметы, представлены в соответствии с заранее объявленным графиком, как для азербайджанского, так и русского секторов обучения.

Трансляция телепередач также предусмотрена в прямом эфире раз в неделю. Это позволит преподавателям-предметникам отвечать на интересующие учеников вопросы по тем или иным темам прямо из студии, где проходят съемки, и давать дополнительные разъяснения.

Основная цель телепередач, транслируемых по всей стране, - обеспечить доступность каждого ученика к обучению во время «каникул».

Что касается студентов, то они имеют возможность получать дополнительные видеоматериалы по каждому предмету посредством электронного портала министерства www.video.edu.az и отслеживать их в удобное для себя время.

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The Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov held a video conference with Vice President of Microsoft corporation Anthony Salcito and the corporation's regional representatives for Europe.  

During the video conference, the successful results of the  “Virtual School” project - the largest online platform in the country, which was created in a short time in Azerbaijan, the expansion of the project uniting more than  900,000 teachers and students, training of teachers to take full advantage of this platform was discussed. At the same time, the integration of other software and services of the Ministry of Education into the online portal, as well as the ability to monitor and analyze all the main processes in the virtual learning space from a single portal was also discussed.    

The Minister of Education also held a video conference with vice president of “Cisco Systems” company Guy Diedrich and the company's regional managers. During the video conference, the implementation status of the “Connected School” pilot project implemented by “Cisco Systems” company at Baku secondary school No. 46, provision of the school with ICT equipment and modern technologies applied in the field of education, organization of trainings for students, teachers and administrative-management staff was discussed.  It was noted that within the framework of cooperation the “Cisco Networking Academy” was established at the Baku State Vocational Training Center for Industry and Innovations. The academy will have a cyber security training center. The center will be provided with hardware and software, and “Cisco” content will be integrated into the curriculum. Besides, modern “Cisco” technologies will also be demonstrated at the new Innovation Centre established by the Ministry of Education to study the application of innovative educational solutions and technologies in the country's education system, as well as to create opportunities for professional development and visual application for teachers.

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#Mozambique approves its Strategic Education Plan for the next 10 years (2020-2029)

IIEP flux fr && en - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:02

The Strategic Education Plan (2020-2029) was approved by the Council of Ministers on the 13th Ordinary Session held on April 21. The elaboration of the Plan had the technical support of UNESCO as the Grant Agent of the Global Education Partnership and is the result of a large participatory process led by the Ministry of Education and Human Development that involved, among others, the members of the Local Education Group represented by different governmental institutions at central, provincial and district levels, international cooperation partners, civil society, academia and the private sector.

Aligned with the national and international development Agenda, this plan aims to train ”citizens with knowledge, skills, moral, civic and patriotic values capable of contributing to the development of a cohesive society adapted to the constantly changing world”. The priorities centered around 3 fundamental strategic objectives: 1) Ensure inclusion and equity in access, participation and retention 2) Ensure the quality of learning and

3) Ensure transparent, participatory, efficient and effective governance

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COVID-19 au Burkina Faso : Des comités contre le coronavirus dans les écoles

IIEP flux fr && en - Wed, 05/06/2020 - 13:29

Pour la continuité éducative dans le contexte du Covid-19 au Burkina Faso, le Ministère de l’Education Nationale de l’Alphabétisation et de la Promotion des Langues Nationales (MENAPLN), a décidé de la création de comités ministériels, régionaux, provinciaux, communaux et d’établissements de coordination.

Ces comités, installés depuis le ministère jusqu’aux établissements d’enseignement et centres d’apprentissage, en passant par la région, la province et la commune,  ont pour mission de coordonner et de suivre la mise en œuvre du plan de riposte du ministère en charge de l’éducation, dans leurs domaines de compétences et ressorts territoriaux respectifs.

La reprise des activités pédagogiques, suspendues en raison du coronavirus, est prévue à partir du 11 mai 2020.

Pour plus de détails, télécharger l’arrêté du ministère de l’éducation nationale

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Minister for Education Dan Tehan interview with Melissa Doyle, The Latest, 7News

IIEP flux fr && en - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 09:07
Minister for Education Dan Tehan interview with Melissa Doyle, The Latest, 7News Tue, 04/28/2020 - 16:00 Lachlan Guselli Tue, 04/28/2020 - 16:51 Transcript

SUBJECTS: Coronavirus and schools

Melissa Doyle: All schools across Australia will be officially back for term two within days, but while the Federal Government maintains that children should be heading back to classrooms, the states remain divided on how best to proceed. We are joined now by Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan. Thank you very much, Minister, for your time tonight. Each state has adopted a different approach to schooling in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is refusing to open schools. Can you understand why there’s been so much confusion for parents?

Dan Tehan: Look, I can understand why there has been confusion for parents because, ultimately, state and territories have the jurisdictional say on what schools do. So, what the Federal Government has tried to do is get a nationally consistent approach. And, we’ve done that by backing in the medical expert panel and their advice. And, their advice has been, all through this pandemic that it’s been safe for schools to be open, for children to be at school, and for teachers to be teaching at school, with the right protocols put in place. And, our hope is – now that we do have all schools back for second term – is that by the end of May, we would have all schools across the nation open, teachers teaching in the classroom, and all year levels attending school.

Doyle: What precautions can parents expect as students return?

Tehan: What they can expect is that, in particular, that teachers will be practicing social distancing from other teachers and from parents. They’ll, we’ll see their children being asked to practice good hygiene, washing their hands regularly, sanitiser if it’s in the classroom, using that. And, just making sure that a very common sense approach is taken, especially when it comes to the welfare of our teachers.

Doyle: Can I ask about different age groups? Because, I know that you’ve told us that COVID-19 poses a less severe risk to children, and that’s why schools are safe. But, what about the difference between a classroom of eight-year-olds and then 17, 18-year-olds in a classroom?

Tehan: Nothing is indicating that there needs to be a precaution for Year 11 or 12 which is different to eight-year-olds or primary school students. So, the advice remains consistent.

Doyle: What will be the federal response, then, if you see a spike in numbers? Say, we have an outbreak. Is there a plan in place to deal with it quickly?

Tehan: Absolutely. The medical experts that have been advising the Federal Government and all the state and territory governments through the National Cabinet have put in place procedures and protocols if there was an outbreak in a school. Or, if there was an outbreak in a community, then they might act also with regards to the school in that community. So, all those procedures have been put in place, so we’re in a position to be able to move quickly if something did occur.

Doyle: Minister Dan Tehan, thank you for your time this evening.

Tehan: Pleasure Melissa.

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Education minister, superintendents to discuss resumption of schools

IIEP flux fr && en - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 15:17
Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae and local education superintendents will hold a videoconference this week to discuss how to normalize school education disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, the ministry said Monday. During the meeting set for Tuesda
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Somalia government develops Education Sector COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

IIEP flux fr && en - Fri, 04/24/2020 - 08:20
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Two students hold a poster reading "Education my rights". Photo courtesy: EFASOM Somalia Mogadishu, Thursday, April 23, 2020— The Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education of the Federal Government of Somalia has developed Somalia Education Sector COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan in order to minimize and mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the education. This strategic response plan which is a six month period has mainly three objectives including; (1) Support to students, teachers, and school communities to prevent the transmission and spread of COVID-19. (2) Ensure continuity of learning through the implementation of key activities aimed at maintaining the quality learning and wellbeing of learners, teachers, and school communities during the COVID-19 emergency. (3) Facilitate the safe return to quality learning for learners, teachers, and school communities after the COVID-19 emergency. The Implementation of the above objectives will help to reduce the short term as well as the long term effects of the pandemic on education. The Somali education partners supported the Ministry in the development of this plan as a base for planning and response. In responding to COVID-19, a harmonized and coordinated approach is needed to enable learning to continue and to minimize the effect of the disruption to children’s learning. Therefore, the Federal Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education of the Federal Government of Somalia is requesting from its education partners to contribute the implementation of the plan in order to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on the education sector. - Office of the Somali Prime Minister -



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Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan on COVID-19 strategy in Thailand

IIEP flux fr && en - Thu, 04/23/2020 - 08:20

With school closures in Thailand extended until 1 July, except for international private schools, excepting international schools the Ministry of Education is launching new initiatives and building on previous work to enable learners to continue their studies effectively and efficiently. In particular, Distance Learning Television and online learning are key pedagogical methods given physical distancing recommendations and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan tells UNESCO about near- and mid-term plans to ensure the health of the education sector.
https://bangkok.unesco.org/content/education-minister-nataphol-teepsuwan-covid-19-strategy-thailand

นายณัฏฐพล ทีปสุวรรณ รัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงศึกษาธิการ เปิดเผยยุทธศาสตร์รับมือโควิด-19 ในไทย

ขณะที่การปิดภาคเรียนของสถานศึกษาในประเทศไทยได้ขยายเวลาออกไปถึงวันที่ 1 กรกฎาคม (ยกเว้นโรงเรียนนานาชาติของเอกชน) กระทรวงศึกษาธิการได้นำแนวความคิดริเริ่มใหม่ ๆ มาใช้โดยอาศัยการต่อยอดจากงานเดิมที่มีอยู่เพื่อให้นักเรียนสามารถเรียนรู้ได้อย่างต่อเนื่องและมีประสิทธิภาพและประสิทธิผล การเรียนการสอนทางไกลผ่านดาวเทียมและการเรียนออนไลน์คือรูปแบบการเรียนการสอนที่จะเป็นกุญแจสำคัญในภาวะที่ทุกคนได้รับคำแนะนำให้รักษาระยะห่างทางสังคม เพราะไม่มีใครทราบว่าสถานการณ์โรคระบาดโควิด-19 จะจบลงเมื่อใด นายณัฏฐพล ทีปสุวรรณ รัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงศึกษาธิการของไทย เปิดเผยกับยูเนสโกถึงแผนงานในระยะสั้นและระยะกลางเพื่อทำให้มั่นใจว่าการศึกษาไทยจะยังเดินหน้าต่อไปได้อย่างเข้มแข็ง
https://bangkok.unesco.org/content/TH-education-minister-nataphol-teepsuwan-covid-19-strategy-thailand

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