How to recover learning losses from COVID-19 school closures in Asia and the Pacific
ADB briefs

This brief provides insights on how learning losses caused by the closure of schools during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic can be recovered in Asia and the Pacific.

If left unaddressed, these learning losses threaten to create a generation of students with diminished lifetime economic prospects, which in turn will lower future individual and national productivity. The brief outlines complementary strategies that education authorities and teachers in the region can take to recover learning losses. It emphasizes the importance of accurately determining the extent of knowledge losses, tailoring teaching based on the student’s level, focusing on foundational skills, and providing quality in-service teacher training.


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