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The impact of the March 2020 Covid lockdown on parent-child relationships

Weaver, Tom ORCID:, Lindorff, Ariel and Kington, Alison ORCID: (2022) The impact of the March 2020 Covid lockdown on parent-child relationships. In: British Educational Research Association Annual Conference (BERA) 2022, 6 September 2022 to 8 September 2022, University of Liverpool. (Unpublished)

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The Covid pandemic had a profound impact on both family and school life, including the closure of educational settings and the transfer of children's education to a home setting ('home schooling'). This presentation formed part of a symposium at the BERA conference 2022 and shared the findings from a survey (n=3657) and interviews (n=11) of English participants conducted in summer 2020. The survey found a slim majority of parents felt that home schooling affected their parent-child relationship with reports of both increased tension and increased closeness. The interviews were analysed using Foucauldian Discourse Analysis to present three profiles: 'the interested parent'; 'the exasperated home worker'; and 'dealing with dualities'. Implications for parent-child relations were then considered.

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Thomas Weaver
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2022 11:41
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2024 13:34

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