Corona school closures: The Generation of the losers of the Educational system

As a result of sharply rising Covid-19-infection figures began in mid-March in all the 16 countries of the Shutdown, which led to the closure of all schools and

Corona school closures: The Generation of the losers of the Educational system

As a result of sharply rising Covid-19-infection figures began in mid-March in all the 16 countries of the Shutdown, which led to the closure of all schools and day-care centres in Germany. Children and young people were sent to the self-organized home-Learning, educational professionals from their responsibility for early education processes are dismissed, teachers are asked to provide students with orders for the domestic Work, and parents are asked to take on the role of the teacher in the Supervision and Support of their children.

About four weeks later, the third Ad-hoc statement by the Leopoldina relatively specific instructions on how you can carefully open the schools again, in order to reduce the feared negative consequences of a lack of schooling, at least. At the end of April, the first small learning then came groups of selected grade levels for a few hours in the school, and, most recently, is in different States that day-care centres and primary schools to run again in full operation without compliance with the spacing rules.

it is To be hoped that these have lost operation as soon as possible after the summer holidays also on the secondary levels I and II will be extended, because already now is that the affected children and young people – relates to at least the Presence in the school – around a third of a school year due to the closures. Wish is also, that not every infection of a teacher or a student leads right back to the closure of the entire school.

Finally, it is to be hoped that an evidence-based view, according to which not every male teacher is over the age of 55 in the risk group and, therefore, the classroom teaching has to be excluded. Because one thing is for sure: Neither the parents, is certainly the largest effort in the support of their children in home Learning, the existing digital teaching/learning opportunities that appear, often anachronistic, can be used to replace teachers while Initiating learning processes.

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it is, therefore, that the weeks and months stands closed schools to significant Learning in the children and young people have led. Nourished this fear from some empirical studies, in which it was analyzed, what are the effects of longer schooling breaks or gaps in knowledge - and Competence levels of pupils and students.

Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 06:20

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