Give teachers a say
Facing the challenge of teachers’ work-related stress in the COVID-19 crisis
Throughout the world, teachers and schools are responding to one of the greatest disruptions
to education systems in living memory. Routines and practices they have followed for
decades have been changed, overhauled or suppressed to reduce the risk of contagion
for students, teachers and parents, while ensuring continuity of teaching and learning.
This puts the role and importance of teachers in the spotlight, while adding new demands
and pressures to an already delicate job. When the COVID-19 crisis struck, teachers
in many education systems had to teach in a new context of online contact and uncertainty
over the reopening of schools. When schools opened again, they did so amidst varying
safety measures and the constant threat of school closures. All this is likely to
have substantially affected teachers’ job satisfaction and stress.
Published on November 19, 2020Also available in: French
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