What awaits our teachers when schools reopen

Ramachandran, Vimala (2021) What awaits our teachers when schools reopen. Learning Curve. pp. 21-24. ISSN 2582-1644

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It has been almost two years since schools closed. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disastrous impact on children and teachers. The governments, state and central, have started waking up to the enormous damage done by school closures. While there is some discussion on the inherent inequality of online schooling, what is missing is a serious discussion on what awaits our teachers when they return to school. In an earlier essay on the reopening of schools after the pandemic (Learning Curve, December 2020), I outlined some of the challenges that teachers and educational administrators face. We now have a lot more information on the impact of school closures on children, the precarious existence of contract teachers, job losses in private schools and the immense pressure on teachers to teach online or through WhatsApp, distributing worksheets, running mohalla classes and contacting children at home.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ramachandran, Vimala
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Pandemic, Schools, Reopen, Teacher
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/3214
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