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8 out of 10 parents in favor of returning to class

2020-08-01T19:31:34.110Z

More than eight out of ten parents, in current conditions, are in favor of returning to class in September: 51.1% only if the Ministry of Education adopts suitable safety rules and 34.4% in any case because it considers teaching in presence no ... (ANSA)



(by Chiara Acampora) (ANSA) - ROME, AUG 01 - More than eight out of ten parents, in current conditions, are in favor of returning to class in September: 51.1% only if the Ministry of Education adopts safety rules suitable and 34.4% in any case because they consider teaching in the presence not replaceable with the DaD. This is the photograph taken from a survey conducted by IZI in collaboration with Comin & Partners on the parents' point of view regarding the reopening of schools in September in the light of Covid 19.
    The survey, carried out on a sample of about a thousand people, shows that a total of six out of ten parents (60.8%) with children in primary or secondary school evaluate positively distance learning in their child's school and, specifically, the 50.5% rate it quite positively and 10.3% very positively. Negative judgment, however, by 39% of respondents.
    Among the most positive aspects of distance learning for just over half of the parents is the fact that it is the only tool that allows you not to stop teaching, 15.7% that allows you to experiment with new teaching methods and for the 12 , 4% that it is an opportunity to improve digital skills.
    Among the negative aspects, on the other hand, 25.3% of the interviewees identify the lack of direct confrontation and interpersonal relationships while for 22.1% the inequalities between students increase due to the lack of technological means or infrastructural deficiencies such as connection. While 21.1% emphasize that teachers are not sufficiently prepared to offer teaching with this methodology and 13.9% that commit the family more to following the study activities of their children.
    According to the IZI survey, at present conditions 85.5% of parents are in favor of returning to class in September: 51.1% only if the ministry adopts suitable safety rules and 34.4% in any case because teaching in the presence it cannot be replaced with the DaD. On the other hand, 14.5% of parents do not agree with the return of their children to schools because they do not consider it possible to guarantee suitable safety conditions linked to a possible infection by Covid-19. Among the possible solutions for a safe return to school identified by the interviewed parents: less numerous classes (45.1%), expansion of spaces to guarantee distance (36.1%), single desks (33.5%), use of the masks in common areas (29.6%), organization of some lessons in open spaces (17.8%) and differentiated or daily shifts thanks to shorter lessons (15.7%).
    As for the measures that according to parents the Ministry of Education should adopt in the event of a new significant increase in the contagion curve: for 62.5% of the interviewees, they should organize distance learning again, for 29.8% face-to-face teaching should continue anyway and for 7.7% the lessons should be suspended and resumed later. (HANDLE).

Source: ansa

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