Small steps and stronger relationships: Parents’ experiences of home schooling children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Ludgate, Shannon and Blackburn, Carolyn and Mears, Clair (2021) Small steps and stronger relationships: Parents’ experiences of home schooling children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs. ISSN 1471-3802 (In Press)

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Abstract

During the current global pandemic parents and carers in England and across the UK have been asked by the Government to ‘home school’ their child/ren and a plethora of resources has been produced and made available to assist with this. The perceived detrimental effects of being absent from school has been a driver for the Government in ensuring that schools remain open for as long as possible and the current pandemic situation is replete with narratives of ‘loss’. Little attention has been paid to any potential benefits for children and families of home schooling or the opportunities it provides. This paper reports on a small-scale online survey that explored the experiences of parents’ home schooling their child/ren with SEND during a global pandemic in England. The findings are revealed through a qualitative methodology merged with post qualitative concepts that emerged post-analysis. Novel findings regarding possibilities for creative and inclusive learning practices, family bonding and children’s improved social and emotional wellbeing are revealed in the paper.

Item Type: Article
Date: 6 September 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: SEND, Home schooling, parent teachers, minor and major gestures, alternative education
Subjects: CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-02 - teacher training
L300 Sociology
X100 Training Teachers
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X300 Academic studies in Education
X900 Others in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Study of Practice and Culture in Education (C-SPACE) > Re-thinking Childhood
Depositing User: Carolyn Blackburn
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2021 15:26
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 15:26
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12149

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