The impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on learning for students with blindness and low vision in Australia and the Pacific
Cain, Melissa, Fanshawe, Melissa and Goodwin, Polly. (2021). The impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on learning for students with blindness and low vision in Australia and the Pacific. Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment. 14(1), pp. 33-49.
|Cain, Melissa, Fanshawe, Melissa and Goodwin, Polly
2020 was a year of confusion, distress, anxiety, and concern for students, teachers, families, and communities. The unknown consequences and unpredictable spread of COVID-19 impacted acutely on teaching and learning, and continues to impact students’ academic progress, social relationships, and mental health into 2022. A helpful body of research has emerged on the overall effects on learning globally. Much less has been written on how students with disability and their teachers coped with school closures and other restrictions, and very little about the impacts on learning for students with blindness or low vision (BLV). To contribute to this gap in the literature, the authors (supported by a SPEVI research grant) conducted a survey and open-ended interviews with teachers of students with BLV in Australia and several Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Pacific region. An overview of this research project and initial results is presented.
|Journal of the South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment
|14 (1), pp. 33-49
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