Changes in educational adaptation during the covid-19 pandemic in Paraguay, 2020-2021

Keywords: Adaptation; Educational actors; TIC; Pandemic; Paraguay.


During the years 2020 and 2021, global education was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The sudden change in educational modality caused the different actors to adapt at breakneck speed and with the often-limited resources available to them. The present study aims to show and analyze the educational changes that have occurred during the last two years in Paraguay through the statements collected from three actors directly involved in the teaching-learning process: teachers, high school and university students, and parents of school-age children from different parts of the country. The data collection was carried out in three different phases: Mar-May 2020, Nov-Dec 2020 and Nov-Dec 2021. The results show significant changes in terms of access to technological tools such as computers and internet and demonstrate high proportions of actors who used WhatsApp and educational platforms as the main channels of communication and sending homework. In addition, they highlight the reading of materials and worksheets as those activities mostly proposed during the two years. The results also revealed significant difficulties related to internet connectivity, lack of understanding of tasks, motivational aspects, and lack of time for adequate dedication to the activities proposed. Nevertheless, several stakeholders highlighted that the educational modality implemented was of interest to them due to certain advantages that could be taken advantage of and improved in a normal educational system.


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Author Biographies

Valentina Canese, Universidad Nacional de Asunción - Paraguay

Ph.D. en Currículum e Instrucción - Arizona State university – Master en Educación con énfasis en Lengua y Políticas Lingüísticas - San Diego State University - Licenciada en Lengua Inglesa – Universidad Nacional de Asunción. Directora – Instituto Superior de Lenguas, Universidad Nacional de Asunción.

Juan Ignacio Mereles, Universidad Nacional de Asunción

MSc. en Elaboración, Gestión y Evaluación de Proyectos de Investigación Científica, Universidad Nacional de Asunción. Licenciado en Ciencias Mención Matemática Estadística, Universidad Nacional de Asunción. Coordinador de Postgrado e Investigación en la Universidad Nacional de Asunción.

Jessica Amarilla, Universidad Nacional de Asunción

Magister en Educación, University of Western Australia. Licenciatura en Lengua Inglesa, Universidad Nacional de Asunción. Docente en la Universidad Nacional de Asunción.


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How to Cite
Canese, V., Mereles, J. I., & Amarilla, J. (2022). Changes in educational adaptation during the covid-19 pandemic in Paraguay, 2020-2021. Religación, 7(34), e210989.