Oslo teachers worried about whether they will be able to take care of Ukrainian students

SchoolPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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Multiple Oslo teachers are worried about whether they will be able to take care of Ukrainian school students. Schools are still struggling to follow up on vulnerable children after the pandemic.

Immigrant-dense districts east of Oslo were particularly hard hit by the corona pandemic, and schools are still struggling to follow up on vulnerable children, the newspaper Klassekampen writes.

Teacher Simon Malkenes points out that the pandemic revealed the emergency preparedness holes in the schools.

“They must be replenished to deal with the new crisis that the war in Ukraine has triggered,” Malkenes, who is also on the central board of the Education Association, stated.

Concerned

After Oslo was asked to receive 2,000 Ukrainian refugees, he was contacted by teachers concerned about whether they would be able to do the job of caring for the refugee children in a good way.

This especially applies to teachers at schools in Oslo East who already face major challenges. Teachers are afraid that these problems will be strengthened if they have to accept a large number of Ukrainian children.

“Learning from the pandemic should be a factor when one plans for the schools to receive families and children on the run,” he said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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1 Comment on "Oslo teachers worried about whether they will be able to take care of Ukrainian students"

  1. I suspect these kids will be SO HAPPY to be in Norway and in school that they might even be a good example for their Norwegian classmates. 🙂
    Many if not most probably know English … and computer games … so I would expect their Norwegian classmates to welcome them … and be eager to help them learn norsk.

    I look forward to hearing from my 6th grade daughter and 8th grade son what their experiences will be, and I will be urging them to help these kids feel welcome … and recover.
    Norwegian kids are going to learn lots of new (Ukraine) placenames.

    It is very good Norwegian teachers are so concerned and wanting to help their new students.

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