Impact of learning from home on educational outcomes for disadvantaged children: brief assessment


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The onset of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has required schools to establish learning from home for the majority of children across Australia, bringing rapid rollout of online education. At this time, the main goal is to ensure that all children are able to continue to access learning and to move student learning forward. But not all children are equally well placed to do this. Some children are already at risk of school failure for a variety of reasons and having to learn from home brings with it some major additional challenges for them. Those at risk include a wide...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Students; Disadvantaged; Secondary education; Outcomes; Indigenous people; Disability; Skills and knowledge; Technology

Keywords: Poverty; Socially disadvantaged; Socioeconomic background; Rural; Remote; Special needs students; Data analysis; Online learning; Delivery system; Cognitive abilities

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Melbourne, Victoria]: Centre for International Research on Education Systems and the Mitchell Institute, Victoria University, 2020

Physical description: 20 p.

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On cover: Prepared for the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 140.465

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