Special Issue: Nordic values and schooling during COVID-19

QUINT researchers have edited Special Issue on the Nordic experiences during Covid-19 in the Education in the North journal.

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Editorial abstract

A school for all – based on a non-track, non-streamed inclusive model of education is a key characteristic of the Nordic comprehensive ideal of schooling, and access to a well-funded and open school model is a key asset of the Nordic welfare policies. During the lockdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020-21, children and young people around the world were offered different models of home schooling and/or a combination of partly open schools and home schooling. This special issue reports from experiences of home schooling be it teachers’ perspectives, parents’ perspectives and the voices of students and school leaders during this first year of the pandemic. The articles differ in methodological approaches spanning surveys, interviews and narrative approaches. While most of the articles reporting from the parents’ perspective draw on survey data, most of the articles capturing teachers’ perspectives report from interviews and/or narrative approaches. The papers from across Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the UK, discuss the issue of shock-digitalization or Emergency Remote Schooling (ERS), as several of the authors frame it, from a Nordic perspective.


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Special Issue: Klette K., Sigurðardóttir, A. K. and Martin, H. (2021). "Nordic values and schooling during COVID-19 how to balance comprehensive education and sustainable pandemic regulations" in Education in the North, 28(3).  

Published Dec. 17, 2021 2:20 PM - Last modified Jan. 20, 2022 12:11 PM