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.
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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