The Commonwealth Secretariat has just released the report The Impact of COVID-19 on Education Systems in the Commonwealth.
The research studies that feature in the chapters were part of JET's COVID-19 research response, initiated in March 2020, which aimed to engage and mentor young researchers during lockdown and contribute to thinking about the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education sector in South Africa.
The Commonwealth Secretariat later adopted the JET approach and commissioned 11 papers to provide baseline information on how COVID-19 has impacted education systems in Commonwealth member countries. The papers produced have been edited and restructured and are presented in this report in 11 chapters under four sections.
"Each chapter features a research study, with data gathered using a combination of a literature review and online interviews or surveys. The chapters provide some background and context to the research, study methodology, and summarised findings. The researchers then discuss their findings and offer recommended solutions to the pressures and challenges being experienced because of the pandemic".