Professional and social support for teachers, learners, and their families is an important part of education’s response to a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Support needs to be appropriate, effective, and ongoing to ensure that learning continues and that the post-crisis recovery is, in turn, as straightforward as possible.
Even if countries already have a contingency plan for the education sector, the reminders here may be helpful.
1. Support, and collaborate with, education stakeholders
2. Develop partnerships with NGOs, CSOs, and private actors to support vulnerable students
3. Ensure medical and psychosocial support to school communities.