The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the frequent closure of school buildings in most countries in the world and has interrupted the school attendance of at least 1.2 billion students in 2020 and 2021.
Although many education systems are adapting to varying degrees, the pandemic is showing that countries’ current learning infrastructures are highly vulnerable to external shocks.
While schools are showing great resilience in trying to compensate for the crisis, they need to be better prepared for similar challenges.
The OECD and Education International have jointly established 10 principles that can facilitate the collaboration of education authorities, the teaching profession and their organisations to navigate the crisis effectively and reshape education systems after the pandemic to reach greater levels of educational quality and equity.
Education systems around the world are facing similar challenges but generated diverse approaches and experiences.
These principles can also contribute to a framework for international co-operation and peer learning.