– the Scale and speed of closing schools, universities – is a unique challenge for the education sector, concluded by UNESCO. – Countries around the world seek to fill the vacuum solutions for distance learning. They range from high-tech alternatives such as video lessons in real time, to less technologically advanced options – educational programs on radio and television.
the Transition to distance learning will show the level of digitalization in universities
UNESCO has also compiled a list of the negative effects of school closings:
Violation of the learning process. Low-income families typically have fewer opportunities for education outside the schools.
Food. Many children and young people rely on free or reduced price meals in schools. The closure of schools deprives them of this resource.
Protection. Schools provide safety for many children and young people. When schools are closed, children become more vulnerable to various risks.
– Parents not ready for remote and home learning. This is especially true for parents with limited educational levels and resources.
As reflected in the school education measures for the prevention of coronavirus
– Unequal access to digital learning portals. The lack of access to technology or a good Internet connection is an obstacle to continue learning, especially for pupils from disadvantaged families.
Gaps in childcare. Working parents often leave children alone, when schools are closed.
High costs. Workinge parents often miss work to care for children. This leads to loss of income and reduced productivity.
Social exclusion. Schools are the centers of social activity and interaction of people. When schools are closed, many children and young people are deprived of the necessary social contacts.