Based on the internationally recognized “right to education”,it is reinforced by the international law of Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is considered a basic need for all human beings
History proves that the crisis can reveal and deepen existing loopholes in society. The Covid 19 is no exception. The abrupt closure of schools, universities and other learning spaces has had a widespread impact on educational learning methods around the world, demonstrating a shift from a pedagogical approach. From traditional education right to distance education.
This article is sensitive to technology due to the need to innovate and implement alternatives to the teaching and learning process in India after Covid 19 (as many would like to believe). educational process. The mechanism has eliminated the existing digital divide in India.
This does not mean that socio-economicinequality in developing countries does not affect the outlook for education in the traditional context of schools and universities, but the prerequisite for learning distancelearning is certainly education. Exacerbating existing inequality in exercising the right to receive depends on their socio-economicstatus.
Digital equipment, uninterrupted power and internet services, and having digital knowledge are painful assumptions madeduring the current crisis, especially in developing countries like India. Accordingto a 2019 survey, only 2 % of Indians ownsmartphones,but at homethey own all kinds of digital devices, including computers, laptops and tablets. Only 11%.
At the same time, it seems unreasonable to expect teachers to acquire technical knowledge of online platforms and succeedin online education.
According to a recent survey, nearly 8 % of teachers face challenges relatedto the transition from traditionalteaching methods to distance learning.
Socio-economic disadvantage The pandemic causes considerable in convenience to all students in the country, but assuming we are allon the same boat, not only does it simplifymatters., but also an unfair judgment.
The most affected groups include students from socially and financially disadvantaged backgrounds. It is no exaggeration to say that someone who can sit in acomfortableplacelike home with a stable power supply and good bandwidth of the device can survive thechanges better than others.
According to themain household social consumption index based on NSS on Education 18, less than 15% of rural Indian households have internet access (compared to 2% of urban Indian households). town)…Only 13% of rural respondents and 8.5% of women have accessto the internet.
Faced with this sad reality, the statecannot guarantee the right to education of students from the lowest social and economic classes of society in the near future without proper strategies.Disruptive crises oftenhave a much greater impacton girls thanon boys. The sameis true for Covid 19. There education in funding for education has a directimpacton girls’education. In many cases, parents choose to educate their children with limited financial resources and the daughter has topaytheprice. In 2020, therewere several suicides among girls who did not meet the prerequisites for distance education and chose to end their lives duetotheir inability to do so.