COVID-19 pandemic has created the most significant disruption of education systems that history has ever recorded in all continents. Closures of schools and other learning spaces have impacted hugely on the world’s student population. The book contributes to the debate on experiences during the pandemics by portraying the virus's continued virulence, education disruption, impact on the social and economic sectors, medical concerns, and local and global responses. The book provides a variety of stimulated innovations within the education sector, approaches in support of education and training continuity, the accelerated changes in modes of delivering quality education, distance learning problems and the promising future of learning. Case Studies from different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America have examined the massive efforts made in a short time to respond to the shocks to local and global education systems. The COVID-19 crisis and the unparalleled education disruption is far from over. So, what is the way forward? The research chapters provide experiences and new perspectives of stopping a learning crisis from becoming a generational cataclysm.
COVID-19 : Impact on Education and Beyond
Nivedita Das Kundu, PhD in International Relations. She is an academic with university teaching and think tank research experience. She is currently affiliated with York University, Toronto. Dr. Nivedita has completed her Master’s and doctoral studies from Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi and the University of Helsinki, Finland. She did her post-doctoral study from Woodrow Wilson Centre for Scholars, Washington DC. Presently she is Director of Canada-India Project for Research and Innovation, York Centre for Asian Research. She is the President of Bharat Centre of Canada.
Aloysius Nyuymengka Ngalim, Ph.D in History from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Dr. Aloysius is currently an Associate Professor, Department of History, at the University of Buea, Cameroon. He obtained MA magna cum laude and a PhD summa cum laude. He is a Fulbright Fellow and member of scholarly groupings such as the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).