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|Addressing rangatahi education: challenges after COVID-19||322.04 KB|
In Aotearoa New Zealand, significant pre-existing inequalities across the digital divides have been exacerbated and highlighted by the recent COVID-19 lockdowns. During the weeks spent at Level 3 and 4, many parents were working remotely where possible, and simultaneously the majority of school students were required to swiftly adjust to remote learning. With the education system being variably prepared for such a swift change to online teaching and remote learning, a number of challenges and inequalities have come to the fore in recent months. These need to be addressed as a matter of urgency.
This report provides compelling evidence of disparities in digital education during the COVID-19 response. It shows the positive effects of addressing these digital divides on the outlook of both rangatahi and their parents about their futures.