The Deteriorated Educational Reality in Lebanon: Towards “Another” Critical Approach

Author
Suzanne Abdul-Reda Abourjeili, Seham Harb
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
Abstract
Education in Lebanon was hit hard by the financial and economic crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic. The sector’s structural weaknesses were brought to the surface by the shift to online and distance teaching. Teachers, parents, and students alike were left on their own to struggle through the school year. This has particularly affected the poorest segments of society, as well as parents and teachers with fewer technical skills to educate children. This paper analyzes the challenges that the educational sector has faced over the last year and presents immediate measures and some future strategic choices as a way forward.
Topic
Education, Public Health, Pandemic, COVID-19
Political Geography
Middle East, Lebanon