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How Schools Have Been Navigating COVID-19: Evidence from Across Nations

How Schools Have Been Navigating COVID-19: Evidence from Across Nations
‘Primary and Secondary Education during COVID-19,’ an international volume recently published in open access by Springer, shares accounts by research teams from over a dozen countries of how systems of general education in these respective nations have been steering through a challenging environment of the COVID pandemic.

School Barometer: Russian Students Still Not as Independent and Self-disciplined as Their European Peers

School Barometer: Russian Students Still Not as Independent and Self-disciplined as Their European Peers
The latest session of the IOE Weekly Seminar Series on Education R&D brought together a premier cohort of academics to discuss findings from a massive School Barometer survey of education stakeholders that spanned a landscape as wide and diverse as Russia, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. The project outcomes suggest that Russian schooling is still not particularly good at nurturing in students the key ingredients of agency, such as independence, proactive thinking, and self-discipline.

Study or Torture: Doing General Schooling in the Era of COVID-19

Study or Torture: Doing General Schooling in the Era of COVID-19
The pros and cons surrounding the migration of schools to remote learning amid policies to tame COVID-19 have been a site of starkly polarized debate since the very inception of the pandemic back to the spring of 2020. Stakeholders in general education – students, teachers, families, and institutional leaders – have all voiced their own and widely varying concerns about how K–11 schooling has been unfolding in the digital realm. These include fears over how well the learning process is being administered overall, a lack of adequate infrastructure and resources, disparities in how comfortable teachers and students have felt adapting to novel instructional and learning models as well as how they have been able to handle a surge in workloads, and growing unease over the quality of educational outcomes. Now that we are almost a year on since the COVID emergency took hold, IOE experts have set out to take stock of the lessons that we have learned so far from doing remote schooling in crisis times.
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