2020 Global Education Monitoring Report
- June 25, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
UNESCO has released 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report with theme “Inclusion and education – All means all”.
- This year’s report is the fourth annual UNESCO GEM Report to monitor progress across 209 countries in achieving the education targets adopted by UN Member States in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- It noted 258 million children and youth were entirely excluded from education, with poverty as the main obstacle to access.
- The report provided an in-depth analysis of key factors for exclusion of learners in education systems worldwide including background, identity and ability (i.e. gender, age, location, poverty, disability, ethnicity, indigeneity, language, religion, migration or displacement status, sexual orientation or gender identity expression, incarceration, beliefs and attitudes).
- It identified an exacerbation of exclusion during the Covid-19 pandemic and estimates that about 40 per cent of low and lower- middle income countries have not supported disadvantaged learners during temporary school shutdown.
- The 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report urged countries to focus on those left behind as schools reopen so as to foster more resilient and equal societies.