In view of school closures in times of pandemic, teachers, students and school administrations had to face a variety of challenges to enable alternative strategies for education. Digital Divide becomes noticeable and raises questions in differences of access to educational infrastructures.
To have a closer look at this topic, we would like to start a discussion and invite you to our upcoming online event on “Challenging times and barriers for education in Moldova, Ukraine and Germany” on the 12th of November 2020 at 5 PM CET.
As seen in the presence of a project like bpb:connect itself, education has to offer digital solutions in times of pandemic. This not just affects the field of political education, but is surely one of the main issues of big educational institutions like schools. In the last months teachers, students and school administrations had to face a variety of challenges to enable alternative strategies for education.
In view of the school closures due to the global coronavirus pandemic in 2020, digital education concepts are controversial. The so-called digital divide becomes noticeable. Differences in access to information technologies exist between different social-economic groups and different national economies concerning their living and working conditions. In the distribution and the exchange of educational content data protection is becoming a crucial issue.
Together with Mariana Nesteruk (a teacher from Lviv, Ukraine), Viorica Gogoi-Benga (a teacher from Doroțcaia, Dubasari region, Moldova), Anastasia Topchin (a 12th grade student from Cosnita, Dubasari Region, Moldova) and Stefan Ende (a teacher from Berlin, Germany), we want to take a look at different educational situations in Ukraine, Moldova and Germany and discuss multiple perspectives on how to manage education in (post-)pandemic times. The event will be moderated by Olga Vascan (teacher from Cosnita, Dubasari Region, Moldova).