by Nivedita Das Kundu, and Aloysius Nyuymenga Ngalim, Vij Books India
COVID-19 pandemic has created the biggest disruption of education systems that history has ever recorded in all continents. Closures of schools and other learning spaces have impacted hugely on the world’s student population.
The crisis is exacerbating earlier education disparities by sinking the opportunities for many of the most vulnerable children, youth, and adults – those living in poor or rural areas, special needs students and forcibly displaced persons – to continue their learning. The book contributes to the debate on experiences during the pandemics by portraying the continued virulence of the virus, education disruption, impact on the social and economic sectors, medical concerns, local and global responses.
The book provides a variety of stimulated innovations within the education sector, approaches in support of education and training continuity, the accelerated changes in modes of delivering quality education, distance learning problems and the promising future of learning.
Case Studies from different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America have examined the massive efforts made in a short time to respond to the shocks to local and global education systems.
The COVID-19 crisis and the unparalleled education disruption is far from over. So what is the way forward? The research chapters provide experiences and new perspectives of stopping a learning crisis from becoming a generational cataclysm.