Tacking the effects of the crisis on education

 

Education systems all over the world are facing the effects of the global economic recession and of fiscal consolidation policies, which herald a challenging period of transformation.

  • How is the recession and fiscal consolidation affecting the delivery and quality of education and training, and what specific policies or programmes have countries initiated to address these challenges and improve the efficiency of the educational sector?
  • How can education ministers maintain the level of investment in education and training needed for sustainable economic recovery and social progress?
  • What are the long-term effects of the social crisis on aspiration levels, motivation and learning attitudes, especially among the most vulnerable students?

 

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