The global pandemic is discouraging education. With the spread of misinformation, people refuse to go to school or even attend their children’s classrooms. The lack of education has caused many people in developing countries and developed nations like America and England to turn away from their studies because they’re afraid of contacting someone who may be infected.
We will explore how the virus affects both students and teachers around the world by examining what it means for schools when it hits close to home, explaining why it’s important that we don’t stop educating our children during this crisis, and looking at some educational responses being taken by other governments around the world to combat this issue.
The negative and positive impact of the pandemic on education
The COVID-19 virus has had devastating effects on education in countries all over the world. In many instances, schools were closed for weeks or months, which affected students’ abilities to study for tests and complete school work. Those who cannot go to school are then forced into an environment where they are left with few options other than sitting around doing nothing all day. Teachers also have found it difficult to teach their students anything because of the potential risk of spreading the disease if one student is infected and others contact them.
The pandemic has caused many problems for the education system. Students are too scared to go to school, teachers are afraid of catching the virus, and schools have closed down due to lack of attendance.
- A decrease in student enrollment because students don’t want to risk their lives attending school or getting infected with while at school
- Teachers not wanting to come into work out of fear they may catch the disease
- Schools closing down due to lack of attendance
- Decreased learning opportunities for children
- The need for more funding by international donor agencies such as WHO and UNICEF
Pandemic global impact on learning
In developing countries, many schools have been shut down due to a lack of safety measures and overcrowding – with some not being able to reopen until they can be renovated or expanded. Teachers have also been forced to take unpaid leave from their jobs because they cannot afford supplies for their classrooms since school budgets have been cut significantly by government officials trying to allocate money elsewhere. This leaves children without access to education during the pandemic.
The virus COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has affected education in many ways. It can be difficult for teachers to communicate with students and teach them effectively when most of the student body is sick or absent from school. It is also hard for students to learn if they cannot come into contact with other people because of quarantine zones. However, there have been some positive outcomes, such as more hands-on learning and increased parental involvement in the classroom.