publication . Article . 2021

Teaching in the Covid-19 Era: Understanding the Opportunities and Barriers for Teacher Agency

Ehren, M. C.M.; Madrid, R.; Romiti, Sara; Armstrong, P. W.; Fisher, P.; McWhorter, D. L.;
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  • Published: 12 Mar 2021
Abstract
The school closures necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic created a rapid shift to alternative modes of educational delivery, primarily online learning and teacher-supported home-schooling. This shift has revealed deep inequities in education systems worldwide, as many children lost access to teachers and schooling. An effective response to these changes has tested teachers’ personal capacities and individual and collective agency intensely. The research lab we report on within this paper aimed to develop a better understanding of teacher agency in meeting the challenges of the pandemic and the physical and relational enablers and constraints of their environmen...
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free text keywords: COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-, Homebound instruction, Teachers, COVID-19, Distance learning, Home-schooling, Parent-teacher partnerships, Teacher agency, Education
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