The Arabic translation of our very own research article, “Home Learning for Children in Low-Income Contexts during a Pandemic: An Analysis of 2020 Survey Results from Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” is now available for download.
During the school closures of COVID-19, EENET and Norwegian Association of Disabled developed guidance materials for all learners that encouraged appropriate, achievable, and low-stress learning activities in easy-to-read and visual formats, which are now available in online and printed formats. These materials were informed by an online survey that captured a snapshot of the extent to which home learning support and resources were provided, and recorded the perspectives of parents, families, and education professionals about learners’ situations in 27 countries in the months leading up to July 2020.
In this article, we focus on survey responses from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Syria describing the inclusive home learning provision available during the COVID-19 school closures. We compared these findings with responses from other countries and identified four key areas of learning that emphasize the importance of localized approaches to inclusive education, drawing on community networks, and positioning teachers and parents as important community resources for education in emergencies.