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Education During the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Case of Romania’s Political-Administrative Decisions on Education and Health

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 June 2023

Radu Săgeată
Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy, 12, D. Racoviţă Street, RO-023993, Bucharest, Romania. Email:
Nicolae Geantă
‘Constantin Istrati’ Technological High School, 91 Griviței Street, RO-105600, Câmpina, Romania
Nicoleta Damian
Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy, 12, D. Racoviţă Street, RO-023993, Bucharest, Romania. Email:
Mihaela Persu
Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy, 12, D. Racoviţă Street, RO-023993, Bucharest, Romania. Email:


This article highlights the problems faced by teachers, students, parents and authorities in Romania during the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as their management in the general context of the health crisis unfolding in this country. The documentation regarding Romania was compiled mainly on the basis of official reports and information taken from the media, due to the novelty of the subject for the case study presented. They were joined by theoretical-methodological works on the general epidemiological context and by studies on the particularities of the Romanian education system, which helped us to outline the theoretical-methodological background of the research. The authors have tried to highlight good practices, but also the errors that led to an increase in the number of cases and the imposition of restrictions, during the first four waves of the pandemic, with a major impact on educational activities in Romania. The main restrictions and advantages of online education, a first for the Romanian education system, are also highlighted.

© The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Academia Europaea Ltd

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