The “New Normal” in Education and the Future of Schooling

Culala, Harold John D. (2022) The “New Normal” in Education and the Future of Schooling. In: KnE Social Sciences (2022) pp. 40-47. From: ELEHIC 2021: The Second Economics, Law, Education and Humanities International Conference, 14-15 October 2021, Padang, Indonesia.

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This paper explores the catchphrase of the new decade — the 'new normal' in education. The paper offers some analyses of its emergence. Guided by a literature review, mostly about UNICEF, UNESCO, and the OECD and their critics, this paper specifically explores the question – what does the 'new normal' mean? In asking this question, this paper problematises the assumed meaning of 'new normal', offers two possible meanings, and explains why teachers and school leaders must be cautious in using the term. Furthermore, this paper hopes for academics, teachers, and school leaders to reflect on why the term `new normal' may be problematic in the future of schooling, post-pandemic.

Item ID: 81686
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISSN: 2518-668X
Keywords: new normal, COVID-19 education, online learning
Copyright Information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use and redistribution provided that the original author and source are credited.
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2024 01:37
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390399 Education systems not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160205 Policies and development @ 100%
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