Emerging from COVID-19: Lessons for the Future of Education

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Recorded on 06/29/2021

Posted in Scholarly Communication and Research


The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented education crisis that directly impacted nearly 1.5 billion students worldwide. While technology has been able to provide many of these students with access to high quality learning, the crisis has exposed the many inadequacies and inequities in our school systems – from the broadband and computers needed for online education, through the supportive environments needed to focus on learning, up to the failure to enable local initiatives and align resources with needs.

Throughout the pandemic, the OECD has been monitoring the situation across countries and collecting data on how each system is responding to the crisis, looking at aspects that range from lost learning opportunities and contingency strategies to make up for these, through the organization of learning and the working conditions of teachers, up to issues around governance and finance.

On June 29, join OECD iLibrary and ACRL/Choice for a presentation by the OECD’s Director for Education and Skills, Andreas Schleicher, as he provides expert insights into the lessons for education systems on how to reconfigure the people, spaces, time and technology to devise more effective and efficient learning environments to educate learners for their future, not our past.

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    Andreas Schleicher

    Director for the Directorate of Education and SkillsOECD

    Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD in Paris. He initiated and oversees the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other international instruments that have created a global platform for policy-makers, researchers and educators across nations and cultures to innovate and transform educational policies and practices. He has worked for over 20 years with ministers and education leaders around the world to improve quality and equity in education.