The Impacts of COVID-19 Restrictions on Learning for Students with Blindness and Low Vision In Australia and the Pacific

Cain, Melissa and Fanshawe, Melissa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7399-7663 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.


Abstract

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.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 01:53
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 13:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covid19, education, blindness and low vision
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390407 Inclusive education
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390401 Comparative and cross-cultural education
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390411 Special education and disability
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160201 Equity and access to education
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160203 Inclusive education
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URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48649

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