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9th February, 2021

Home-schooling in the COVID-19 crisis: second survey launched

A team from Stranmillis University College’s Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement (CREU) has launched a second survey for parents/carers home-schooling children aged 3 to 18/19 within the context of the renewed 2021 COVID-19 restrictions in Northern Ireland.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY.

The team are keen to gather information from parents/carers about the everyday realities of home-schooling, to compare with findings from last year’s survey. The last survey was really successful in informing the work of the Department of Education, the Education Authority, schools and voluntary sector organisations – we’d like to repeat that success, and find out how things have changed since last year.

Dr Noel Purdy, Director of CREU, explains, “This is an important and timely survey and we would encourage as many parents and carers as possible to take some well-deserved time out from home-schooling to complete the survey by noon on Monday 22nd February.  And please tell your friends and share the survey so that we have as many responses as possible, allowing us to have as representative a picture of what home-schooling is really like across all age groups and abilities in Northern Ireland.”

Click here to complete the survey.

The Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement is based at Stranmillis University College, Belfast.  It is committed to researching issues around achievement affecting children, their parents/carers and teachers in Northern Ireland and beyond, and is guided by the principles of rigour, partnership and impact.  Read our recent blog posts on homeschooling and other educational issues here here.  See also ‘Playful Ideas for Active Minds’ – free resources, ideas and activities produced by our PGCE (Early Years) students to minimize the impact of school closure on young children’s educational development.

 

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