Beyond the Pandemic: Poverty and School Education in Scotland

Stephen J. McKinney, Archie Graham, Stuart Hall, Katie Hunter, Angela Jaap, Kevin Lowden, Lindsay MacDougall, John H McKendrick, Lio Moscardini, Peter Mtika, Lisamarie Reid, Michelle Ritchie, Dean Robson, Rachel K Shanks, Sebastian Stettin, Alastair Wilson

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Abstract

The introduction of Universal Credit and the effects of the economic crisis precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, compounded by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, have all contributed to a rise in the levels of poverty and child poverty in Scotland and the wider United Kingdom. The rise in child poverty will have an impact on an increasing number of children and young people and their effective engagement with school education. This article presents a series of research
findings and insights by leading researchers from Scottish Universities on key themes in Scottish education that were highly relevant in the pre-Covid and pre-war era, themes that will continue to be highly relevant in the forthcoming years. The themes are: Education in Local Child Poverty Action Reports; Digital Poverty and Education; School Uniform; Challenges for music education in Scotland and Teacher preparation for educational inclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-264
Number of pages27
JournalScottish Educational Review
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2023

Keywords

  • Child poverty
  • Scotland
  • Pandemic
  • Children and Young People

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