Education and social inequality: The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the public education system in Honduras

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The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 has made visible the precariousness and inequalities facing education on a global scale. The purpose of this article is to analyze the impact of the pandemic on the public education system in Honduras, one of the countries with the highest inequality worldwide. To fulfill the objective, the work is divided into four sections. First, the reality of Honduran society and its educational system is described. Second, the actions proposed by government agencies towards training processes in times of crisis are specified. Third, the challenges that the Honduran educational system must face are detailed. Finally, some alternatives are proposed in order to continue in the teaching-learning process.

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Paz-Maldonado, E., Flores-Girón, H., & Silva-Peña, I. (2021). Education and social inequality: The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the public education system in Honduras. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 29(August - December), 133. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.29.6290
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Eddy Paz-Maldonado, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras

Profesor de la Escuela de Pedagogía y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH). Magister en Educación Especial y Psicopedagogía Universidad Católica del Maule, Chile.

Hazaria Flores-Girón, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras

Profesora en el Departamento de Estomatología de la Facultad de Odontología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH). Especialista en Imagenología Oral y Maxilofacial por la Universidad de Talca, Chile.

Ilich Silva-Peña, Universidad de Los Lagos

Académico e investigador en el Departamento de Educación, Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile. Investigador en el Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación Educativa (IESED), Chile. Doctor en Educación por la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.