Sunday, May 17, 2020

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education

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Coronavirus: All UP govt school students of classes 1 to 8 to get promoted without exams.
Orders have been issued to promote all students, studying in schools run by the basic education department, of class one to eight to next classes without examination. All schools have been closed till April 2," Additional Chief Secretary, Education Renuka Kumar said in a order issued on Tuesday night.
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LUCKNOW: Students of classes one to eight of all government primary schools in Uttar Pradesh will get promoted without having to appear in examinations in view of the coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Wednesday.
Examinations in primary schools were scheduled between March 23 and 28.

"Orders have been issued to promote all students, studying in schools run by the basic education department, of class one to eight to next classes without examination. All schools have been  ..

UNICEF is urging schools – whether open or helping students through remote learning – to provide students with holistic support. Schools should provide children with vital information on hand washing and other measures to protect themselves and their families; facilitate mental health support; and help to prevent stigma and discrimination by encouraging students to be kind to each other and avoid stereotypes when talking about the virus.
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Limits could be put on class sizes
  • A few year groups or pupils could take turns between studying at school and at home.
  • Some children could work one week and others the next.
  • Some pupils could work in the morning, others in the afternoons.
  • Classrooms could be redesigned to ensure social distancing.
  • Pupils could take their breaks at different times.

To see what schools can do, it is useful to think about our broad social and economic needs. I argue we have four needs right now:

Protection. This means stopping the spread of the virus and reinforcing the safety net for everyone to prevent side effects. Everyone needs to be able to meet their most basic needs, such as food and housing.
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Stability. While we need to reinforce the social safety net, it would be even better to prevent people from needing it to begin with. Maintain income and employment.
Stimulus. Even after the crisis subsides, people will be reluctant to spend money and businesses will be reluctant to bring workers back. The emergency relief package is aimed at this.

Preparation (for the long run). This means taking steps to prevent future pandemics and to facilitate better responses, and putting ourselves in a good long-term position to bounce back.

Preparation is the least urgent of these, but it turns out that there are many ideas out there, especially in education, that address multiple needs simultaneously. Policies that promote both stability and stimulus and preparation, for example, should be top priorities.

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2 comments:

  1. Good article on education, is that only for UP or all ever india students got promoted reply me on technosid.net

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