The Impact of COVID-19 on Education, Work and Governance in China and East Asia

Call for papers for: Asian Education and Development Studies

Guest editor

Prof. Ka Ho Mok, Lingnan University

[email protected]

Special issue details

We hope that you, your families, and communities are keeping safe and well amidst the public health concerns and pandemic emergency worldwide. We understand and are undergoing ourselves, the rapid adaptation and transition to remote online and distance forms of education now required in many settings.

Asian Education and Development Studies is currently proposing the following special issue in an effort to help and aid both practitioners and researchers, through the contribution of substantial knowledge and expertise of those in our community. 

Key themes

The proposed special issue will be based upon three major themes:

1)   Discovery: The impact of COVID-19, particularly on education, work and governance in China and East Asia. Data will be   generated from surveys and interviews as part of small research projects related more specifically to COVID-19’s impact on:

  • Student learning
  • The world of work
  • Governance - especially examining citizens’ perceptions of government strategies in managing the virus.

 2)  Service: Looking at social services with regard supporting local communities in promoting health awareness to fight COVID-19.

 3)  Education: Sharing learning and teaching experiences during the current global health crisis, in terms of:

  • How far the crisis has affected learning and international education.
  • Sharing what innovative learning and teaching methods and strategies have been adopted to remain positive and proactive in  supporting student learning amidst the global health crisis.

 Articles in the issue might highlight a range of disciplinary perspectives including (but are not limited to):

 COVID-19 and its impact on:

  • Student learning
  • The world of work - especially reflecting on adapting to a home office environment
  • Government’s crisis management methods and strategies
  • Internationalisation of education
  • Management of organizations
  • International relations and social care to wider society

Deadline and submission details

The submission deadline for all papers is:

31 May 2020

To submit your research, please visit the ScholarOne manuscript portal

To view the author guidelines for this journal, visit the journal home page

Contact the guest editor:

Prof. Ka Ho Mok, Lingnan University

[email protected]

We sincerely hope this will become a service effort to help and aid practitioners and researchers, through the contribution of the substantial knowledge and expertise of those in our community. The research will be published as a full special issue, free of the payment barrier for 3 months.