‘Covid-19 and mental health: Are children ready to go back to school?’
This article was written by Dr Wilima Wadhwa
The original article was published in IDEAS FOR INDIA
The already existing learning deficit is going to be much larger when children come back to school. If gaps in learning are not addressed in a timely manner, children do not catch up, and learning deficits accumulate, with more and more children getting left behind. We are in an unprecedented situation where children have had no formal instruction for almost 18 months. It is quite possible that teachers may have to start afresh with young learners, who were just learning to read in 2020.
To know more, read this article by Dr Wilima Wadhwa: Covid-19 and mental health: Are children ready to go back to school?