Parents International partnered with the COVIDEA initiative to present the #NewEducatioDeal at the Fundamental Rights Forum that was held mostly online. The session we conducted was entitled A new education deal after Covid-19.
Access to quality education is a fundamental right also enshrined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG4). The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of digital technology, but also revealed shortcomings related to connectivity, privacy and other issues. Moreover, the pandemic as well as the ongoing climate crisis make clear that there is a need for a shift from knowledge accumulation to character, judgement and resilience building. This session presents two mutually supportive education reform initiatives, the New Education Deal promoted by Parents International and COVIDEA-The COVID Education Alliance respectively.
In the session the research and call for action in our #NewEducationDeal initiative were presented together with the key elements of the COVIDEA Primer Parents International is supporting.
If you missed the session, the recording it available – the only advantage of online events – here.