School management during the covid-19 pandemic: A qualitative study Covid-19 pandemisi sürecinde okul yönetimi: Nitel bir araştırma


Educational Administration: Theory and Practice, vol.27, no.1, pp.1005-1060, 2021 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14527/kuey.2021.004
  • Journal Name: Educational Administration: Theory and Practice
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EBSCO Education Source
  • Page Numbers: pp.1005-1060
  • Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic process, School management process, School principals
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021, Pegem Akademi Yayıncılık Egitim Danısmanlik Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S.. All rights reserved.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.