An estimated 1.5 billion students have been affected by school closures globally as a result of theCOVID-19 pandemic. This represents more than 91 per cent of the total student population (UNESCO,2020). Efforts to ensure the continuity of education during this crisis include distance, online and/or blended approaches, with models varying according to the availability of resources and capacity. In the context of distance and online education, the family more than ever constitutes a learning space, in which parents and caregivers act as primary guides to support their children’s learning at home.
UNESCO COVID-19 Education Response. Education Sector issue notes. Issue note 2.3