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Responding to worldwide debates on education, the University of Nottingham (UoN) Human Rights Law Centre and the Centre for International Education Research will host a webinar on education in a time of Covid-19.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant global impact on education. Schools and other educational institutions have been closed and online education is being both welcomed as a key element of supporting the education of some and criticised for failing to meet the needs of others. International debates about if, how, and when schools should reopen are ongoing and heated.
Speakers will address questions such as how education systems should be reconceptualised to render them more resilient and how the rights of learners, education workers, parents and the broader community can best be secured.
Professor Aoife Nolan, co-director of the UoN Human Rights Law Centre, will chair the event. Speakers will include Dr Koumbou Boly Barry, United Nations Special Rapporteur, Professor Allyson Pollock, director of the Newcastle University Centre for Excellence in Regulatory Science, and Professor Simon McGrath, chair of UNESCO’s International Education and Development programme.
You can register for the webinar here.
With 11.3 million confirmed cases worldwide, the World Health Organisation says the current Covid-19 outbreak has provoked social stigma and discriminatory behaviours against people of certain ethnic backgrounds as well as anyone perceived to have been in contact with the virus.
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