Diverse Childhoods and Educational Inequalities in Post-Pandemic Argentina

Ongoing
International

Abstract

This interdisciplinary project investigates the consequences of the pandemic on access to education, attainment gap and family economies in five diverse regions of Argentina. The project brings together Argentine researchers specialising in anthropology of childhood and education, working alongside the PI who applies a socio-cultural historical framework to investigate children’s consumption of print and digital educational materials. Uneven provision of school resources and support has highlighted some areas’ lack of internet and access to devices, coupled with the inadequacies of provision and quality of existing printed educational material. Through fieldwork evaluating the consequences of the pandemic, reports for educational authorities and government ministries, academic outputs and the piloting of classroom and teacher training materials in childhood diversity, the research team will ensure that the existing structural inequalities and the diversity of lived childhood experience, often overlooked by educational authorities and the wider society, are at the forefront of the post-pandemic response.

Research team

Dr Lauren Rea, University of Sheffield; Dr Noelia Enriz, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina; Dr Ana Carolina Hecht, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina; Dr Pía Leavy, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina; Dr Mariana García Palacios, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina; Dr Andrea Szulc, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina

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