UNESCO report

Fewer than ten percent of countries have laws that help ensure full inclusion in education. This is according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO's 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report titled "INCLUSION AND EDUCATION - ALL MEANS ALL." The report provides an in-depth analysis of key factors for exclusion of learners in education systems worldwide including background, identity and ability, that is, gender, age, location, poverty, disability, ethnicity, indigeneity, language, religion, migration or displacement status or sexual orientation among others. It identifies an exacerbation of exclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic and estimates that about 40 percent of low and lower-middle income countries have not supported disadvantaged learners during temporary school shutdown. The Report urges countries to focus on those left behind as schools reopen so as to foster more resilient and equal societies. The report's director, Dr. Manos Antoninis starts by explaining what the report is about..