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Primary and Secondary Education During Covid-19

Disruptions to Educational Opportunity During a Pandemic

Editors: Reimers, Fernando M. (Ed.)

  • This open access book is the first comparative study of the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Education
  • Shares case studies of how education systems responded to the Covid-19 pandemic, providing insights on policy responses
  • Focuses on learning loss and other negative impact of the pandemic as well as on silverlinings and gains
  • Presents a particular focus on the impact of the pandemic on educational opportunities for disadvantaged students
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About this book

This open access edited volume is a comparative effort to discern the short-term educational impact of the covid-19 pandemic on students, teachers and systems in Brazil, Chile, Finland, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.

One of the first academic comparative studies of the educational impact of the pandemic, the book explains how the interruption of in person instruction and the variable efficacy of alternative forms of education caused learning loss and disengagement with learning, especially for disadvantaged students. Other direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic diminished the ability of families to support children and youth in their education. For students, as well as for teachers and school staff, these included the economic shocks experienced by families, in some cases leading to food insecurity and in many more causing stress and anxiety and impacting mental health. Opportunity to learn was also diminished by the shocks and trauma experienced by those with a close relative infected by the virus, and by the constrains on learning resulting from students having to learn at home, where the demands of schoolwork had to be negotiated with other family necessities, often sharing limited space. Furthermore, the prolonged stress caused by the uncertainty over the resolution of the pandemic and resulting from the knowledge that anyone could be infected and potentially lose their lives, created a traumatic context for many that undermined the necessary focus and dedication to schoolwork. These individual effects were reinforced by community effects, particularly for students and teachers living in communities where the multifaceted negative impacts resulting from the pandemic were pervasive.

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About the authors

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University. An expert in the field of Global Education, his research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so they can thrive in the 21st century. He is a member of UNESCO’s high level commission on the Futures of Education.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Learning from a Pandemic. The Impact of COVID-19 on Education Around the World

    Pages 1-37

    Reimers, Fernando M.

  • Experiences with Risk-Management and Remote Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil: Crises, Destitutions, and (Possible) Resolutions

    Pages 39-78

    Costin, Claudia (et al.)

  • The Fragility of the School-in-Pandemic in Chile

    Pages 79-103

    Bellei, Cristián (et al.)

  • Experiences of Moving Quickly to Distance Teaching and Learning at All Levels of Education in Finland

    Pages 105-123

    Lavonen, Jari (et al.)

  • Covid-19 and Education on the Front Lines in Japan: What Caused Learning Disparities and How Did the Government and Schools Take Initiative?

    Pages 125-151

    Iwabuchi, Kazuaki (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primary and Secondary Education During Covid-19
Book Subtitle
Disruptions to Educational Opportunity During a Pandemic
Editors
  • Fernando M. Reimers
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-81500-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-81500-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-81499-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-81502-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 475
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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