Covid-19 is both a pandemic health crisis, an economic crisis, and an education crisis for the child. UNESCO reports that schools have closed in 160 countries, affecting more than 1.5 billion students.
In the best-case scenario, schools seamlessly embrace online learning, students continue to interact virtually with each other, and parents stand out as temporary teachers. In order for this scenario to be realized, a number of factors must line up perfectly:
Schools have the resources to implement distance learning, students have access to computers, printers and reliable internet connections at home, and parents have the skills, time, energy and patience to become homeschool teachers, among other responsibilities.
Online learning needs individual needs and conducive work environment. Especially for young learners, a suitable environment can create a stronger scenario for success.