COVID-19 – widening the gap through the disruption to young people’s learning
In this episode we speak with Fiona MacDonald about the current COVID19 pandemic has challenged us to develop a far greater understanding of the role schools play in the lives of younger Australians and their families.
Episode Guest Fiona MacDonald Fiona is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (ISILC) at Victoria University. Fiona research sits within the Sociology of Education discipline and her interests include, inclusive education, middle childhood, social justice, and disengagement.
Fiona’s has extensive experience researching in schools, both mainstream and alternative, focusing on the juncture of education and wellbeing for children and young people.