School Management During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study

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Ceyhun Kavrayıcı, Eren Kesim


The aim of the research was to reveal the school management process during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research was designed on the basis of case study in qualitative research paradigm. Maximum variation sampling was used in the study. As such, 15 school principals with various years of experience, serving at various school levels were included in the study. Data was obtained from a semi structured interview form with 11 items. Inductive analysis was utilized in data analysis. The primary finding of the study was the precautions taken by school principals during the pandemic. These are physical precautions, informative precautions, and productive precautions. Another finding was that school principals made their best effort to fulfill their duties and responsibilities in-school, out of school, and regarding their leadership roles. Lastly, school principals problems mainly revolved around two groups: the resources of the school and students, and the decisions made, regarding educational and instructional processes.


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Ceyhun Kavrayıcı, Eren Kesim. (2021). School Management During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study. Educational Administration: Theory and Practice, 27(1), 1005–1060. (Original work published May 14, 2021)