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ERIC Number: EJ1259928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2310-0869
Home Learning in Times of COVID: Experiences of Parents
Bhamani, Shelina; Makhdoom, Areeba Zainab; Bharuchi, Vardah; Ali, Nasreen; Kaleem, Sidra; Ahmed, Dawood
Journal of Education and Educational Development, v7 n1 p9-26 Jun 2020
The widespread prevalence of COVID-19 pandemic has affected academia and parents alike. Due to the sudden closure of schools, students are missing social interaction which is vital for better learning and grooming while most schools have started online classes. This has become a tough routine for the parents working online at home since they have to ensure their children's education. The study presented was designed to explore the experiences of home learning in times of COVID-19. A descriptive qualitative study was planned to explore the experiences of parents about home learning and management during COVID-19 to get an insight into real-life experiences. Purposive sampling technique was used for data collection. Data were collected from 19 parents falling in the inclusion criteria. Considering the lockdown problem, the data were collected via Google docs form with open-ended questions related to COVID-19 and home learning. Three major themes emerged after the data analysis: impact of COVID on children learning; support given by schools; and strategies used by caregivers at home to support learning. It was analyzed that the entire nation and academicians around the world have come forward to support learning at home offering a wide range of free online avenues to support parents to facilitate home-learning. Furthermore, parents too have adapted quickly to address the learning gap that have emerged in their children's learning in these challenging times. Measures should be adopted to provide essential learning skills to children at home. Centralized data dashboards and educational technology may be used to keep the students, parents and schools updated.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
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