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Living and learning through lockdown: a fictionalisation of the challenges and opportunities of homeschooling during a global pandemic

FORRESTER, Gillian, BASFORD, Jo, HUDSON, Ruth and PUGH, Jim (2021) Living and learning through lockdown: a fictionalisation of the challenges and opportunities of homeschooling during a global pandemic. Education 3-13. ISSN 0300-4279 (In Press)

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This article reports on research which investigated the lived experiences of primary school headteachers, teachers and parents during the first lockdown in England between March and July 2020. It aims to understand how homeschooling was approached and the challenges and opportunities it afforded. Individual semi-structured interviews were undertaken with participants and the findings are presented in the article in three episodes using fictionalised scenarios. The episodes created are: the initial approach to homeschooling, coping with uncertainty and realignment. The themes emerging from each episode are: pragmatic decision-making, change and the impact upon welfare and well-being and shifting priorities. The article illustrates the struggles of homeschooling in lockdown and some surprising outcomes, and also points to future possibilities for education.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: “This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Education 3-13 on 8 October 2021, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03004279.2021.1988674.”
Uncontrolled Keywords: homeschooling; home-learning; lockdown; COVID-19 pandemic; fictionalisation
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Education
Depositing User: Gillian FORRESTER
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 15:55
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 15:55
URI: https://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/7032

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