In Denmark and Norway, has decided to close the schools in order to combat the spread of infections by the new coronavirus. In Sweden, there is no such decision as of yet. Nonetheless, some schools have decided to close for periods of time, and a number of children have had to stay home from school due to a quarantine.
as a parent to deal with, if your child cannot go to school today - or, if the school is indeed closing over a period of time?
Martin Karlberg is an associate professor of social science at Uppsala university in sweden. He says that it doesn't play very big role in how much or how little a student is studying, if the school closes for a very short period of time. However, it would be good to make sure that your child does some school work.
" it is more about how to get them to work, in order to maintain any kind of rhythm or texture of life.
To maintain the practices for a period of time may also be important in case the child becomes restless on account of the virus.
The first step is to take it easy. Don't blow it up to huge proportions. It only means that the children are afraid, and they will not be able to learn anything anyway.
in order to create the structure of your home? Martin Karlberg said that, you can be sure to get up at the same time each day. And to schedule one or two sessions in the morning and in the afternoon.
you have to Have a start and stop time for this, so it is not so that you don't get anything done, and then, suddenly, the whole of the day. Then in the worst case scenario in their heads and stress-free.
according to him, the best thing is to make sure that the children are at least three in the afternoon, done with their school work, and may be scheduled free time for the rest of the day.
" It is, I think, is the sense of security in this situation, they will feel at home in their everyday life, and also the fact that they are available during the day.
Martin Karlberg believes that the child is not going to be any major gaps in the knowledge as long as the schools are closed for an extended period of time.
" In the short term, it is more focused on care, safety, and structures, so that is not the border between day and night, and work and home life has become blurred.
it will be stressed that they are going to miss school?
Martin Karlberg, saying that it all depends on what grade they are going into. If you are at home in the next few weeks, there is certainly a period of time when you don't have the ability to demonstrate the skills and abilities that are based on grades.
However, the grade will rise and fall with what they are performing for a couple of weeks in the spring, but they will be a combination of the amount of time. So, it will not have a significant impact, " says professor Martin Karlberg.
If the school is forced to remain closed for a longer period of time, so it is up to the chief of the fathers of the school to meet the students ' needs.
" the plan, the rules relating to compulsory school attendance and the right to education can be fulfilled. In such a case, you have to consider how long the school has to be closed, and how the students can get the support they need in order to be able to reach the requirements. They have always, however, this is an exceptional situation, " says Ulrika Jonasson, director for legal affairs at the Swedish national agency for Education.
it is also able to compensate for students who may not be part of the training is a short-term basis. This could mean increased support services like homework help, or the use of seminars and planning days for instruction.
"So, to compensate, the students in this way so that they get the support to make up for the education they have received when they have not been able to be in school," says Ulrika Jonasson.
"No," then, the school has a sense of responsibility. And then, it is also important to have a dialogue with the parents and the pupil, in order to come up with an approach that is appropriate for the student.
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