A new report has found students in disadvantaged secondary schools are 3 times more likely to have disengaged with their teachers during the lockdown.
The study, by TCD, involved a survey of more than 700 second level students.
Almost a third of teachers in disadvantaged, or DEIS, schools reported low levels of engagement, compared to 11% in other schools.
The primary reason for low engagement was lack of interest, followed by a lack of support at home and limited access to devices.
Dr. Joanne Banks is Assistant Professor in Inclusive Education, School of Education, Trinity College, Dublin
She is a co-author of the report and joined Clem Ryan on Kildare Today.
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