Public Elementary School Teaching in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study

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Spring 4-14-2021


This presentation reports the findings of a qualitative study of public school teachers' experiences and perceptions of teaching and learning in the pandemic. Semi-structured interviews of 18 Virginia public elementary school teachers were conducted by students in Dr. Bidwell's Honors Sociology of Education Class. Topics explored in the interviews include teachers' experiences during the Spring 2020 transition to virtual learning, adaptations they made to teaching this academic year, challenges they and their students faced, teaching successes, and their predictions about how the pandemic will shape public education in the future.


SOCL 320, additional presenters: Cierra White

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