World education consequences due to coronavirus

Nowadays, all sectors are paralysed because of Coronavirus. We depend on the progress of the situation to come back to the “new normality”, including the education sector.  After the schools, high schools and all campus closures, the best option until now has been online classes for everyone, but every country has made their own measures.

What are this measures and what consequences will have for each country? Although It’s true that everyone has been taking online classes and professionals in the sector have done their best work, there’s still the fact of going back to classes with news systems. Why? Because of the feeling that students may forget their routines and knowledge obtained in face-to-face classes. For this reason, academics are looking for real solutions to make it possible. How?

The generalised answer is de-escalation. In Spain it has been confirmed that classes will return after summer, in September, with the new academic year. In other countries, like Germany, Denmark, Belgium or France, they have just restarted.

They have opened schools with very strict and hygienic measures and conditions

Norway and Denmark have been the first ones. They have opened schools with very strict and hygienic measures and conditions. But there are two opposite population opinions: on the one hand, people in favour, on the other hand, people are too scared of the virus and don’t approve of reopening. Their preventive actions are: wash your hands every 2 hours, entrance timetables, mini groups of students in each class, disinfection of every common places and materials every 2 hours.

In Belgium, they’ve first reopened primary and high schools and the rest of courses and grades will be in June. The classes will have up to 14 pupils, at different times.

Germany and France with the most extreme measures

In Germany, they’ve reopened secondary classes in April only for the finale exams, and since then, they have been reincorporated step by step, depending on the region, and always with extreme measures: less pupils in each class, distancing… like in France. For example, in this country, hygienic behaviors are super stricts: breaks without any kind of physical contact and washing your hands after every activity.

Definitely, the educational academics and professionals are trying to overcome, specially students that are in their most difficult and decisive academic years. We want good news as soon as possible, and, little by little come back again to normality!

 

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