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Welcome to Education Worldwide!
This site provides you with information on education and educational research in an international context. Our webdossiers are compiled using country or subject specific Internet resources.


Talking about education in the US election 2020

Die Freiheitsstatue durch eine Glaskugel hindurch gesehen.
The Statue of Liberty seen through a crystall ball.
Copyright: Nate Loper, "Every Vote Matters", CC BY 2.0

On the occasion of the 59th presidential election in the USA, we present a little insight into how the topic of education was negotiated in the election campaign. You will find the respective election programmes of the candidates Donald Trump (Republicans) and Joe Biden (Democrats) on education; also some articles that draw comparisons between Trump's and Biden's plans for the education in the US. We also offer you a few other sources that deal with the topic of education in the US election campaign in 2020.


New webdossier: Inclusion in South America

Graffiti / Wandmalerei in Santiago de Chile zu kostenloser und inklusiver Bildung
Graffiti / mural in Santiago de Chile: "Free and inclusive education! Now!"
Copyright: Dimitry B. (flickr), "Socialist mural, Santiago, Chile", CC BY 2.0

A new webdossier has been published in our series "Inclusion in an international perspective". This time we take a look at inclusion in South America. The webdossier presents websites giving an overview & introductions into the topic, websites on the Political Frame, Networks & Organisations, Research on Inclusion, Literature & Journals, Events & Conferences, Inclusion in Latin America in other areas of society (other than the issue of disability)

Since the German Education Report 2014 was published, Education Worldwide has been gradually creating webdossiers on inclusion on all continents and in individual countries. The occasion was the focus topic "People with Disabilities" in the Education Report 2014. So far, the following webdossiers on inclusion have been published: in Europe, North, Central and South America, as well as Africa. Additionally, sections on inclusion can be found in the country dossiers of the following countries: Finland, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Palestine, Ukraine, United Kingdom. They can all be found in the superordinate webdossier "Inclusion in an international perspective".


Focus theme "School is great!" - European culture channel ARTE

Screenshot der Mediathek-Ansicht für den ARTE-Themenschwerpunkt
Screenshot of the media library of ARTE for the focus theme "School is great!" (Sept 2020)
Copyright: ARTE G.E.I.E. and the respective film makers

In autumn 2020, the European cultural channel ARTE  focusses on schools in different countries. There are both feature films and documentaries from and about the following countries: France, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Canada, Singapore, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Afghanistan, Nepal. The reason for this focus is, among other things, that school - and digitisation - has become an important and much-discussed topic of conversation around the world in times of Corona / Covid-19. Unfortunately, the films and documentaries in the ARTE media library are only available online for a relatively short time (approx. until mid-November) - the topic of "School in times of Corona" will certainly be with us for a longer time. Unfortunately, there is no special page for the focus theme in English. But some of the films and documentaries have English subtitles and are available on the website as such. For our international users, we therefore linked to a search result for the keyword "school" in the English ARTE media library.


Anti-Racism Learning Series (SIETAR Europa)

Videostill, das Menschen zeigt, die gegen Rassismus protestieren.
Copyright: SIETAR Europa (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research)

The "Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research" (SIETAR Europa) has launched a Learning Series on Anti-Racism starting on 1st July 2020. The first event was a panel discussion on "Anti-Racism for Interculturalists" Following this discussion, there will be two presentations on "Whiteness, Fragility and the Culture of niceness" and "Taking Another Look in the Rear-View Mirror". You can either take part virtually in the live event via Zoom or watch the series later on via youtube.


Educational regulations and decrees in time of the coronavirus pandemic (worldwide)

Screenshots der Titel spezieller Verordnungen und Erlasse im Bereich Bildung während der Coronavirus-Pandemie (weltweit), in der Datenbank von Planipolis zu finden
Screenshots of the titles of special educational regulations and decrees in time of the coronavirus pandemic (worldwide) made available by the Planipolis database
Copyright: Cohen / Planipolis, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

The Planipolis portal collects and links special regulations and similar documents from all over the world that were necessary in connection with the coronavirus pandemic in the field of education. This mainly concerns day-care center and school closures, but also other measures, e.g. budget, digital learning. Planipolis is a portal run by Unesco.


European Schoolnet and Covid-19: E-Teaching resources for teachers

Logo des European Schoolnets und Titel des Artikels:

The European Schoolnet offers links to resources related to digital education and teaching. You will find strategies for online teaching, platforms for sharing e-resources, the European Schoolnet Academy Blog, webinars and much more. The compilation of links originated in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, in which school closings around the world are forcing students to teach and learn digitally from home.


The Coronavirus gets explained in easy language

Man kann sich schnell mit dem Coronavirus anstecken. Bilder erklären, wie man sich verhalten muss.
The Coronavirus spreads quickly. Pictures explain how you should behave.
Copyright: Inclusion Europe

The organisation "Inclusion in Europe" explains the Coronavirus in easy language.

The Coronavirus spreads quickly. The Coronavirus is very contagious.

The organisation "Inclusion in Europe"  explains how you should behave. The organisation gives an easy explanation in many languages. For example in English, Italian, Spanish or French.

The links to the easy explanation are below the picture.


Worldwide effects on education caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Vier Weltkarten, die die Entwicklung der weltweiten Schulschließungen aufgrund des Coronavirus zwischen dem 11. und 18.03.2020 zeigen.
Four world maps that show the development of school closures worldwide (11 to 18 March 2020) due to the Corona virus (Covid-19).
Copyright: 2019 Unesco / Denis Pitzalis, based on data from United Nations

The coronavirus epidemic of 2020 has an impact on education worldwide, as Unesco reports.

Meanwhile, 850 million students (as of March 18th, 2020) cannot go to school due to school closures due to the corona virus. On its website, Unesco provides a world map showing in which countries schools are closed either nationwide or at a regional level.

In order to remedy this situation, Unesco recommends the use of distance learning and digital learning programmes and platforms. For this purpose, an extra page with lists of e-learning platforms, apps and more is provided.

The links to the Unesco pages can be found here:


Country Dossiers

You can find webdossiers and further information sorted by country. Continents and regions can also be found in the alphabetical list (for example, find “Europe” under E). You can click on continents on the interactive world map. A list of countries belonging to this continent will appear.