LONG-TERM EDUCATIONAL EFFECTS OF COVID-19
Professor Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor, Stellenbosch University
The immediate effects of the pandemic on education seem crystal clear. Significant learner dropout rates. Teacher death, illness and resignation. And the trimming of curricula to fit a shortened academic year. But what are the likely long-term effects on learning? What will already existing inequalities look like in a post-pandemic South Africa? This lecture will present the latest global and national data on Covid-19 and learning achievements and outline the implications for educational policy, planning and practice.
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