ERIC Number: EJ697373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Surviving Crisis Mode
Learning & Leading with Technology, v32 n8 p12-14 May 2005
In April 2003, the government closed all schools for several weeks in Hong Kong to halt the spread of the virus causing Severe Upper Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). In 2004, schools in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia closed down for weeks at a time because of potential terrorist strikes. School leaders need options to continue to provide the educational and community support services families rely on. This story offers one option put forth by the teachers of Hong Kong International School (HKIS), focusing specifically on the efforts of the upper primary teachers. HKIS serves 2,600 students from the local and international populations. With many schools located where there are threats of widespread violence, potential for epidemic diseases, and political instability, it is clear that they can benefit from the recent advancement of Web-based learning initiatives around the world.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Support, Computer Mediated Communication, Terrorism, Internet, Elementary School Students, Web Based Instruction, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; Indonesia; Saudi Arabia