Education in emergencies

A study on the beginning of some countries' response to the spread of epidemics COVID-19

  • Rawan Saad Atig Alharbi Master Student, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,
  • Nada Mohammed Saleh AlSobhi Master Student in Comparative International Education, University of Jeddah,
Keywords: Education, Covid-19, Distance Learning, educational crises.


Abstract: The research paper aimed to define the conceptual framework for education in emergencies, review the most prominent experiences of educational countries in dealing with Coronavirus, and propose recommendations for the continuity of education in cases of epidemics. The study used the descriptive approach, and came to a set of results, the most prominent of which are: the weak readiness of countries for education in emergencies, the complete transition to distance education and e-learning, and the similarity of the experience of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the experience of the Republic of France in the success of all students and their transfer to the next classes of their classes. The study also recommended several recommendations, including: establishing a disaster management center, including materials from the post-crisis study plan to teach in the form of distance education, training students in self-learning skills, training teachers to diversify evaluation methods and increasing tests based on critical thinking and analysis skills.

Key words: Education in Emergencies, Covid-19, Distance Learning, educational crises.


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Alharbi, R., & AlSobhi, N. (2020). Education in emergencies. International Journal of Research in Educational Sciences. (IJRES), 4(1), 163 - 192. Retrieved from