The Challenges of COVID-19 School Closures on Teaching and Learning in Primary and Secondary Schools in India

Abstract

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world have sought to protect the most vulnerable of its citizens from being infected with the virus. They have rushed to put in place policies that included school closures. This presentation elucidates a timeline of events such as school closures had on the teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools in the UNICEF, regions of India. The data was obtained from the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) and analyzed for measures that involved closures and containment, economic and health measures that were put in place to combat the spread of the virus. Through the use of visualizations this presentation will also discuss what factors enabled the continuation of education to take place in this time period. The results of this study have implications on curriculum design, teaching strategies and teacher training in the use of technology for the future.



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Josephine Desouza, Ball State University, United States

Paper Information
Conference: ACEID2021
Stream: Primary & Secondary Education

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