The Eurydice paper looks at some general important aspects related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools during the 2020/2021 school year. It first presents an overview of the different organisational measures taken across Europe for this period in regards to schools. It then analyses the main actions taken by top-level education authorities to support the digital capacities of schools and teachers. Overall, the rapid shift to distance or blended learning revealed large differences in the levels of digitalisation between countries as well as between schools, teachers and learners. Looking at the preparedness level of educational systems before the pandemic, the study finds that an online learning management system was only used in half of schools.
The paper also addresses top-level responses to the pandemic in terms of providing additional resources and means for learning support to students who lag behind.
The brief is an excerpt from the report ‘Increasing achievement and motivation in mathematics and science learning in schools ’.
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