Announcing JEiE’s Special Issue on Education in Pandemics!

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Research and Evidence

JEiE Vol 8 No 3 CoverThis special issue of the Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE) offers empirical observations of the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on students, parents, and teachers in conflict and crisis-affected contexts. It lends rigorous evidence in support of approaches that strengthen preparedness and mitigate against adverse child protection and learning outcomes from future school closures, including those instigated by public health emergencies. And it draws lessons for the education in emergencies field from research and fieldwork conducted in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Lebanon, Syria, Honduras, and elsewhere at the height of COVID-19, as well as from past pandemics and epidemics, including Ebola, SARS, and HIV/AIDS.

JEiE Volume 8, Number 3 includes six research articles, four field notes, and three book reviews. The authors who contributed to this issue address teacher pay and working conditions during the pandemic and the rapid transition to remote learning that left many teachers feeling disoriented and overburdened. Some contributors examine the realities of accessing remote learning in digitally marginalized and low-resource settings, while others reveal where remote learning opportunities failed to address the unique needs of learners with disabilities. Several authors reflect on the pandemic’s role in bringing educational programming to scale through WhatsApp, video and social media platforms, and innovative resource libraries. Finally, this issue provides a sustained focus on learners’ own experiences of the pandemic, which as the contributing authors highlight, intersect with learners’ caretaking obligations as adolescent mothers, with their being cast as dangerous or radical because they are students in a Qur’anic school, or with other dimensions of their identities.

In recognition of the robust scholarship on health emergencies in francophone Africa, the Special Issue on Education in Pandemics represents the first opportunity for scholars and practitioners writing in French to submit their work with JEiE. We are very pleased to offer one article in French in this issue. It will be translated and available in English and the English-language articles will be available in French in early 2023.

Emily Dunlop, Mark Ginsburg, and Randa Grob-Zakhary led the development of this issue. We are extremely grateful for their time, expertise, and leadership.

As a diamond open access journal, JEiE never charges download or subscription fees, nor does it charge authors to submit their work for consideration in JEiE. JEiE Volume 8, Number 3, as well as all previous issues of JEiE and individual articles, are available for free from the INEE website:


Journal on Education in Emergencies
Volume 8, Number 3 - Special Issue on Education in Pandemics

Emily Dunlop and Mark Ginsburg



Educating during a Health Emergency: An Integrative Review of the Literature from 1990 to 2020
Kathlyn E. Elliott, Katie A. Mathew, Yiyun Fan, and David Mattson

Implementing Free Primary Education in a Crisis Context: COVID-19 and Education Reform in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo [Article in French]
Jean-Benoît Falisse, Cyril Brandt, Jean Mukengere Basengezi, Sweta Gupta, Dieudonné Kanyerhera, Pierre Marion, Pacifique Nyabagaza, Ibrahim Safari Nyandinda, Gauthier Marchais, and Samuel Matabishi

Home Learning for Children in Low-Income Contexts during a Pandemic: An Analysis of 2020 Survey Results from Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Su Lyn Corcoran, Helen Pinnock, and Rachel Twigg

Scapegoating the Usual Suspects? Pandemic Control and the Securitization of Qur’anic Education in Northern Nigeria
Hannah Hoechner and Sadisu Idris Salisu

The 2020 Pandemic in South Sudan: An Exploration of Teenage Mothers’ and Pregnant Adolescent Girls’ Resilience and Educational Continuity
Anne Corwith and Fatimah Ali

School Leaders’ and Teachers’ Preparedness to Support Education in Rwanda during the COVID-19 Emergency
Emma Carter, Artemio Arturo Cortez Ochoa, Philip Leonard, Samuel Nzaramba, and Pauline Rose



Improving Social-Emotional Health: Expansion of Teacher and Student Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Crisis in Honduras
Craig Davis and Gustavo Páyan-Luna

The Sandbox Model: A Novel Approach to Iterating while Implementing an Emergency Education Program in Lebanon during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Michèle Boujikian, Alice Carter, and Katy Jordan

Remote Family Engagement through Virtual Tutoring: An Emergency Response to Support Children, Families, and Students
Carmen Sherry Brown

Project-Based Learning as an Innovative COVID-19 Response
Leena Zahir and Janhvi Maheshwari-Kanoria



Pandemic Education and Viral Politics by Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley
Noah Kippley-Ogman

Education, Equality and Justice in the New Normal: Global Responses to the Pandemic edited by Inny Accioly and Donaldo Macedo
Deepa Srikantaiah

Learning, Marginalization, and Improving the Quality of Education in Low-income Countries edited by Daniel A. Wagner, Nathan M. Castillo, and Suzanne Grant Lewis
Changha Lee