This chapter reports on two studies that explored the adaptations made by community learning and development workers supporting family learning and literacy projects during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland. Both studies were small-scale and largely qualitative, with data generated with parents (Study 1) and practitioners (Studies 1 and 2). Findings suggest that despite all the challenges, including dealing with digital inequality, there was a strong sense of continuation in terms of purpose, principles, and partnership. Both studies identified a desire for a blended approach to continue post pandemic, recognizing that while online made access easier for some groups, in-person provision allows for a sharing of experiences and learning together that can be a challenge to replicate online.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Family Literacy Practices and Home-School Connections|
|Editors||Kathy R. Fox, Laura E. Szech|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Print)||9781668445693, 9781668445730|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Sep 2022|