IEPA seeks to address education inequality exacerbated by schools’ lockdown closure

IEPA seeks to address education inequality exacerbated by schools’ lockdown closure

A great many issues have risen to the surface over the pandemic period for Ireland’s schools sector, but perhaps none is more concerning for the country’s education publishers than how lockdown has reinforced social inequality.

This inequality was driven home by an emergency report by researchers at Maynooth University, released three weeks after the government closed schools on 12th March. The study, which surveyed more than 3,000 primary school educators from across Ireland, showed that one in five schools had no provision in place to keep in touch with pupils through lockdown; highlight...

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