International University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1262-071X
Bibliographic citation: (ISSN 2657-9774) Educational Role of Language Journal. Volume 2021-2(6). COVID-19 – LINGUISTIC WELL-BEING (BEFORE DURING, AND AFTER THE PANDEMIC), pp. 66-75
This is a call for support that teachers, students, and a large number of education systems need in order to prevent teacher attrition, improve learning experiences, and invest in the future of schooling. The call is based on a brief review of recent studies and reports, which reveal teachers’ dissatisfaction with their working conditions, the negative results generated by online teaching solutions during COVID-19, and the limitations which characterize our education systems. The conclusions recommend taking immediate actions which would improve teacher wellbeing and job satisfaction, lead to the massive preparations that digital teaching solutions require, and offer quality schooling opportunities to all schoolchildren worldwide. The humility of this call lies in the recognition that it cannot achieve much on its own. However, by arguing that decreasing in trends in the levels of motivation among both students and teachers be evaluated as outgrowths of systematic flaws in education rather than of the characteristics of individual students and teachers, the paper encourages broader engagement with the potential to lead to meaningful reform.
Keywords: education systems, online education, teacher attrition, wellbeing, COVID-19