COVID, home schooling and inequalities

Kurowski, A. A. (2022) COVID, home schooling and inequalities. Lublin Pedagogical Yearbook, 41 (2). pp. 41-53. ISSN 0137-6136

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Abstract

Introduction: One major effect of the COVID-19 lockdown has been the closure of schools and the switch to home learning for most children through online or hybrid models of teaching and learning. However, questions would be asked about the quality of this model, especially in the light of recent policy moves to reduce educational differences across the country. Research Aim: The aims of this article are to draw together recent research into home schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide a theoretical explanation against a policy background with a stated aim of reducing inequalities in education.
Method: A literature review was carried out of articles that relate to the experiences of home schooling for children and families as well as more general effects of lockdown. Results: Results show clear differences in home schooling experiences in terms of resources and attitudes, and school provision. Concepts of cultural capital and cultural deprivation have been used to show how inequalities continue to persist despite recent policy aimed at reducing inequalities.
Conclusions: Home schooling has brought inequalities into sharp focus over how schools deliver home schooling and how children and families are able to take advantage of what has been provided. It indicates that a cultural shift is needed. Education has been devolved to the level of the individual and for real change to take place, a more collective approach is needed. Education has been devolved to the level of the individual and for real change to take place, a more collective approach is needed.

Keywords: levelling up, home schooling, cultural capital, cultural deprivation, material deprivation.

Publication Type: Articles
Additional Information: Polish title: Lubelski Rocznik Pedagogiczny
Uncontrolled Keywords: levelling up, home schooling, cultural capital, cultural deprivation, material deprivation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT601 Classes
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Childhood
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Depositing User: Andre Kurowski
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2023 12:57
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2023 12:57
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6733

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