How are teachers in other countries dealing with the coronavirus situation? How has teaching changed in the course of the last few months? What kind of challenges are teachers facing? Are there perhaps even advantages to online teaching? In the framework of the BaTEG project, we are currently interviewing teachers from all over the world to see how they have been tackling the crisis. You can watch or read the interviews here – we add new interviews on a regular basis, so make sure to check every now and then.

You are a teacher and interested in taking part in this project? We look forward to talking to you -please send an email to Martina Zier.

Links of interest

General information:

Schoolclosures worldwide:

Case numbers worldwide:

Testimonies of teachers, pupils and parents:

UNICEF factsheet on remote learning and its reach(10.1 MB) in 100 countries


Back to school in 2020:

Instagram video on unemployed teachers in Kenya, Weltspiegel account, 10/09/2020:

Schulalltag in der Corona-Pandemie: Einblick in ein riskantes Experiment, episode of the Stimmenfang podcast by Der Spiegel on the new daily routine in German schools, 10/09/2020 (in German):

Schulstart-Boykott in Spanien, TV report on school boycotts in Spain, 09/09/2020 (in German):

Covid lockdown sees rise of 'barter classes' in Indian villages, BBC news video on learning under lockdown in rural India, 06/09/2020:

Pupils with special needs 'forgotten' as English schools reopen, The Guardian, 04/09/2020:

La rentrée scolaire, un rêve inaccessible pour des millions d’Africains, Le Temps article on (not) going back to school in African countries, 03/09/2020 (in French):

Schule hat begonnen – mit Corona, Instagram story by the Weltspiegel on the new school year 2020 in various countries, 03/09/2020 (in German):

Start ins neue Schuljahr - mal mit, mal ohne Maske, Spiegel article on school reopenings in France, Russia, the UK and Spain, 01/09/2020 (in German):

Dalla Francia alla Cina riaprono le scuole. Ecco come, picture gallery on school reopenings worldwide, Corriere della sera, 01/09/2020 (captions in Italian): 

Coronavirus: What will schools do if children get coronavirus?, BBC article on Covid measures in English schools, 01/09/2020:

Covid-19 : l'Algérie face au casse-tête de la rentrée scolaire, Le Point article on school reopenings in Algeria, 31/08/2020 (in French):

Mexiko: Schulstart via TV, TV report on distance learning in Mexico, 30/08/2020 (in German):

Back to school, video on the BBC news facebook page on reopening a Leicester primary school, 26/08/2020:

Schweden: Schulbeginn ohne Einschränkungen, TV report on reopening schools in Sweden, 23/08/2020 (in German):

Les écoliers neuchâtelois font leur rentrée placée sous le signe du coronavirus, TV report on reopening schools in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 17/08/2020 (in French): (see also : Neuchâtel interviews on interactive map).

UNICEF helps children with remote learning, while preparing for school reopening. Making sure children continue learning despite the COVID-19 pandemic, UNICEF article and video on remote learning in Kenya, 14/08/2020:

Kenias Schulen bleiben noch lange geschlossen, radio report on school closures in Kenya, 10/08/2020 (in German):

Kantone starten uneinheitlich ins neue Corona-Schuljahr, TV report on going back to school in Switzerland, 07/08/2020 (in German):

Safely back to school,unicef article about reopening schools in Laos, 02/06/2020: