Latin America: media used for distance education during COVID-19 pandemic 2020

Amidst school closures, part of distancing measures implemented by governments aimed at limiting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have chosen different formats when it comes to distance learning. According to a survey carried out in May and June 2020, 84 percent of the 30 countries analized in the region had chosen the internet as one of their distance education delivery systems. The second most popular choice was paper, used by 67 percent of surveyed countries.

Distance education delivery systems used amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020

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Release date

October 2020



Survey time period

May and June 2020

Special properties

Based on 30 countries surveyed; figures refer to basic education

Supplementary notes

Various sources include United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the World Bank.

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