MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: SPD – Social Democratic Party of Germany
The state council of the Working Group for Education in the SPD (AfB) is committed to better protection of economically and socially disadvantaged children, adolescents and young adults in the corona pandemic. The State Council appeals to those responsible at all levels to take on the solution to this problem.
Current studies show that people who live in economically disadvantaged circumstances or who have little access to public aid are more likely to be infected and are comparatively more seriously ill. This is no coincidence: poverty and disease are systematically linked; Existential stress weakens the human immune system, and living conditions that are too tight promote the spread of the corona virus.
In order to protect educationally disadvantaged families in particular, it is therefore necessary to resort to distance, hybrid or other digital forms of teaching.
Flexibly on site, immediate care must be taken to ensure that children and young people are provided with the appropriate digital devices and Internet access. The urgently needed daily personal contact between teachers and peers is also possible digitally! A lot of experience has already shown that this can be done easily – if you really want it and don’t get tangled up in the bureaucracy. Of course, face-to-face teaching in undivided classes is basically what we all want. But in the current situation, to hold on to face-to-face teaching for everyone at the same time means to ignore the most fundamental interests of socially disadvantaged families. The right to physical integrity is also fundamental here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.