WHAT DO WE DO TO RESPOND TO COVID EDUCATION EMERGENCY? 13# – “Effect of Coronavirus on Education”, a series by Education Reform Initiative
The impact of the pandemic on the education systems across the globe is immense for numerous reasons. On one hand, most countries in the world have closed down schools and moved to some type of online learning which will surely impact the quality of learning but at the same time impacts the home lives of teachers, students and their parents.
The members of NEPC network promptly reacted to this situation to support and cater to the needs of their beneficiaries. In this series, we will present the activities and the practices that our members implemented, adapted or reinforced as they could serve as inspiration for other actors dealing with the implications and impact that this unexceptional circumstances had and still have on education.
In this issue, we feature the initiatives of our Turkish member, the Education Reform Initiative.
As the Education Reform Initiative (ERG), we work to monitor the actions taken by the Ministry of National Education. We focus on particularly vulnerable groups, children at risk (Roma, girls, refugees, seasonal workers, etc.) and the digital gap. We initiated blog articles “Effect of Coronavirus on Education”, interviewed the vulnerable communities and shared their voices and the actions of NGOs that support these groups. We also have weekly online surveys for teachers to understand their needs and feelings, hear their voices, and share with the general public. The Teachers Network that we execute has direct contact with teachers, and they support each other.