7 educators of 7 countries discuss challenges educators are facing amid lockdown

April 14, 2020

Dr. Arunabh Singh, Director of Nehru World School, Ghaziabad, recently conducted a webinar with seven educators from seven countries regarding the challenges educators are facing across the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, the subsequent lockdown and education in the form of virtual learning.

The question that arise when it comes to education in the time of COVID 19 are “why boards are resizing themselves to fit into the screen of a smart phone or any other device? Teachers are no longer shouting anymore to shut the children but rather unmuting them if need be. Children too are retaliating in their own unique creative way and most of us do not have any clue how to handle it,” says host Dr. Ashok Pandey.

He continues, “In online, we find we have the problems of access, affordability, equity, quality and accountability. How similar it looks to what we were dealing with in the pre-COVID 19 era?” In order to discuss these issues, some of the finest school leaders and educationists have come together in the form of a webinar to give their perspective as to how they are dealing with the problems.

Apart from Dr. Singh, the list of educationists part of the webinar included Matthew Pearce, Rector, The Glasgow Academy, Glasgow, UK; Dr. Mary Ashun, Principal, Ghana International School, Accra, Ghana; Susan Holmes, Head Teacher, Nehru World School; Allan Shaw, Principal and CEO, The Knox School, Melbourne, Australia; Adam Patterson, Head of Elementary, Australian International School, Singapore; John Nicholls, Co-Director, Bilingual European School, Milan, Italy and Lisa Nagel, Head of School, St. Anne’s School of Annapolis, USA.

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