21st May 2020

GCE REPORT

“Global Catholic Education Report 2020: Achievements and Challenges at a Time of Crisis”, June 2020 (by Quentin Wodon)

OIEC released in June 2020 its “Global Catholic Education Report 2020: Achievements and Challenges at a Time of Crisis”. The report considers the global contributions of Catholic schools and the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis (the analysis of impacts and potential responses is based in part on a set of articles published in the Journal of Catholic Education). The report also includes a detailed statistical annex on trends in enrollment in Catholic schools in more than 100 countries with at least 10,000 students enrolled in the schools.

Abstract for the report

Catholic schools serve 62.2 million students globally at the preschool, primary, and secondary levels. As the largest non-governmental school network in the world, the schools  play an important role in efforts to achieve SDG4, especially in lowincome countries. This report documents some of the contributions of Catholic schools globally, as well as some of the challenges they face in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis. The potential impacts of the crisis and responses implemented by Catholic schools globally are documented considering both developing and developed countries. 

To open the report, please click here : GCE Report 2020