56 / 2022
Alenka Gril, Sabina Autor, Janja Žmavc

Pupils With an Immigrant Background in Distance Learning in the Second Wave of the COVID-19 Epidemic in Slovenia

The paper presents a study on the effective adaptation of distance learning for students with an immigrant background in the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic in Slovenia. The online survey of a small sample of teachers indicates a decline in ICT equipment-related problems compared to the first wave, while learning and language problems and the social isolation effects persisted. Teachers adapted the teaching approaches and learning assistance individually to the perceived language and learning problems and personal distress of students. Plurilingual approaches prove to be effective in enabling an inclusive multicultural learning environment and should be strengthened also in the school classes.Keywords: distance learning, COVID-19 epidemic, students with an immigrant background, inclusive education, multilingualism

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