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VIRTUAL EDUCATION IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC: INCREASING SOCIAL INEQUALITY IN PERU

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.1996

Keywords:

Human rights, virtual education, digital gap, educational discrimination

Abstract

Educational subjects, in times of pandemic are not in equal conditions to access virtual education: geographical location, economic and technological resources, training and experience in the use of information and communication technology, and others. The objective of this research was to analyze the reality of virtual education in Peru, emphasizing the social inequality gaps that have been generated during the pandemic in the year 2020. The methodology used was based on the newspaper analysis of journalistic notes and information from social networks that show the situation of education in Peru, interpreted in the light of the scientific literature produced on the subject. The results show that virtual education has been increasing educational and digital inequalities, endangering equal educational opportunities for all. It is concluded that education in Peru, in times of pandemic, is an invisible right, becoming a privilege of those who have favorable social, technological and economic conditions, to the detriment of those vulnerable groups; increasing the gaps of social inequality; thus requiring a comprehensive transformation that promotes educational equity.

KEYWORDS: Human rights, virtual ed

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Author Biographies

Indira Gómez-Arteta, Universidad Nacional del Altiplano de Puno, Puno, Perú

Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación, Escuela Profesional de Educación Secundaria

Fortunato Escobar-Mamani, Universidad Nacional del Altiplano de Puno, Puno, Perú

Facultad de Ingeniería Económica

Posted

2021-03-15

Section

Applied Social Sciences