Educational strategies during covid-19 lockdowns among black students in low-and middle-income countries

Wilbroda Hlolisile Chiya*, Tshimangadzo Selina Mudau

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The historic disruption of the Coronavirus pandemic affected the educational system worldwide. This chapter aims to map the evidence of the implementation of education sector strategies during the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the marginalised Black student. A systematic scoping review was conducted. Data were gleaned through searches on databases Pubmed; EBSCO host; google scholar, Sabinet; Cochrane library, and grey literature Only articles published in English between January 2020 to October 2022 were included in the study. A total of 22 records met inclusion criteria and were assessed for quality using the MMAT tool checklist; with key themes including exacerbation of the digital divide; support needs for students and teacher's professional development and the need for a flexible multipronged approach. Findings revealed the disproportionate effect of coronavirus on marginalised students, which highlights the continuum of inequality that continue to take place affecting the marginalised.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSuccessful Pathways for the Well-Being of Black Students
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781668470916
ISBN (Print)9781668470909
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2023
Externally publishedYes


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