Coronavirus lockdown | COVID-19 widened educational divide: UNESCO report

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Coronavirus lockdown | COVID-19 widened educational divide: UNESCO report

This article talks about the widening gap in terms of education due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It mentions imperfect substitutes and how various resources are unavailable outside schools; such as resources for the blind, deaf, or disabled. People without proper access to the internet and technology will also be left behind during this pandemic.

Imperfect Substitutes

“Education systems responded with distance learning solutions, all of which offered less or more imperfect substitutes for classroom instruction,” said the report, noting that while many poorer countries opted for radio and television lessons, 55% of low-income, 73% of lower-middle-income and 93% of upper-middle-income countries adopted for online learning platforms for primary and secondary education.”

Link to the full article: https://www.thehindu.com/education/coronavirus-lockdown-covid-19-widened-educational-divide-unesco-report/article31907857.ece

 

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