Ulster University School of Education research

We received the following email yesterday on behalf of the University of Ulster and wanted to give anyone who wishes the opportunity to respond to their research. This email has also been forwarded to parents registered email accounts.

“Dear Principal,

We are a research team based in the UNESCO Centre, School of Education, Ulster University and we would like to find out more about parents’ perspectives and experiences of supporting their child’s learning at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The ongoing lockdown in response to COVID-19 has affected all of our lives in many different ways. A key change has been within education, where principals and teachers have devoted significant time and effort to ensure children can continue to receive their education at home.

The researchers are keen to gather information directly from parents and we would be grateful if you would share the link to the survey via whatever means you are using to connect with parents at this time e.g. email, letter, your school’s social media page: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/postprimaryparentsNI

It is hoped that the data provided by parents will yield valuable insight into these unique circumstances and, in doing so, will provide the basis for further research as management of the pandemic unfolds in the weeks and months ahead. The survey will be live for parents to complete from 23 April to 15 May.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Dr Stephen Roulston
School of Education
Ulster University
Cromore Road
[email protected]

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