Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Tony Bates comments on the most recent report from OECD on the state of education as impacted by the pandemic. The most telling remark in his short synopsis is this:  "I am quoting mainly from Andreas Schleicher’s editorial, which in my view often goes beyond what the data actually says." This is not a new problem for OECD, in my opinion. This, for example, reads more like business-friendly lobbying than research: "governments cannot innovate in the classroom; but they can help by opening up systems so that there is an evidence-based innovation-friendly climate." Bates also comments, "the report fails to reflect many of the main educational challenges that teachers, students and parents faced as a result of the move to remote learning."

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