08/09/2020 - 21:15
Given the impact that the coronavirus pandemic had on education, Minister Nicolás Trotta assured that classes will end at the end of the year, with summer holidays included, as planned before the pandemic and that it will not be promoted as year.
The official also warned that the reorganization of the educational content of the schools could take two to three years .
In this sense, he pointed out: " The reorganization implies that next year will be something extraordinary . A girl who passes to fifth grade, before we can tackle the fifth grade content, we are going to have to guarantee fourth grade learning. And this is going to involve one, two or three years of reorganization so as not to give up learning or educational quality. This has a strong impact on the Argentine educational system, but also throughout the world. "
About the end of the 2020 school year, Trotta confirmed that it will be as stipulated before the coronavirus pandemic began. "There are going to be vacations, the one completed at the end of the year," he said in the program "A confesión de parte" by FM Milenium.
On how the evaluation method will be, Trotta explained: "We are working on the promotion strategy. The year will not be promoted. We have to be able to establish a reorganization guideline of what the pedagogical proposal of the year has to be, where we first go to have to guarantee the contents and reorganize those of the previous year, "he insisted.
In addition, he said that the situation generated by the pandemic "has a profound impact on learning", which implies a huge challenge "because the classrooms are going to be heterogeneous and more unequal."
"We have a pedagogical reorganization process ahead of us to guarantee learning. The reality of inequalities is deepening. A home with four children is not the same as another with only one, to be able to accompany them in their homework. Today there is the one who It has a single computer to share, or it does not have any and the entire pedagogical process is carried out with the teachers using WhatsApp. It is the rule in a country as unequal as Argentina, "said the minister.
He explained that, from the evaluation of the learning that occurred at home, at the time of returning to the presence, it will be necessary to "value the efforts of children and teachers, to see how their learning has been".
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"In 2022 we are going to have to do something similar with the contents that we cannot pass from that grade, together with the other. How long will it take us? It will be two or three years . The boys who are finishing level, both secondary As primary school, we are going to have to guarantee specific modules to guarantee learning. What we cannot give up is that each boy who completes the level has all the elements to project himself to the next level, "reiterated Trotta.
He also said that every day he sees "the commitment of the teachers, and the boys, and that must be valued." "It has to be sustained. The construction of the knowledge capital that is being carried out, disparate, different, uneven, we have to sustain. In the framework that serves to contain the anguish that the boys have. I raised it from the first moment: more important What to learn, when possible, is to try to help the children to process this exceptional and unique moment they are experiencing, "he shot.
Trotta also said that this pandemic also "has a subjective impact on the boys and girls who cannot go to school; a psychosocial impact that implies suspending the whole reality of socialization, which is so transcendent at different times of life. school life".
Regarding the beginning of classes from next Monday in San Juan , he assured that in 14 of the 19 departments "there are 10,500 boys who are going to divide into groups." "In this first instance the last years begin. In certain rural schools, which are multigrade, everyone can go. It is a classroom in which social distancing must be maintained, where each boy's temperature is taken before entering the classroom is given a kit with alcohol gel, a mask, a towel and various items. In those 14 departments there is no community circulation, so we can take that step that we are not in conditions in other places, "he explained.
But when referring to the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), the official was categorical: "Until there is a change in the epidemiological reality, we cannot project a return." "We have to look at Rosario and Córdoba, the cities. They are in a much better epidemiological situation than the metropolitan region, they have had some growth, but it does not compare with the reality of this region because it has a much higher population concentration. But in Those cities are not planning the return and we are working, but it is not an easy path to return to the classrooms, "he said.
He also announced that the school year will end on the calendar that was scheduled since the beginning of the year and that there will be summer vacations. "The challenge of reorganizing the pedagogical proposal to guarantee learning is very complex. We are not going to solve it with one or two more weeks of classes," he defined. He said that until there is a decrease in the level of circulation there will be no return to classes at the AMBA and that this would imply being in "Phase 5".
Regarding the return to work of adults before the children's classes, he said that for this purpose, "justified absence is provided for adults from the home who stay with the children." "We propose that the return is not mandatory. What is mandatory is the right to education. As a State, we have to guarantee all roads because presence in the context of a pandemic is not mandatory . We want to put that debate aside," he concluded.