). Opinions of School Administrators about the Educational Impact of the COVID-19

Topcu Z.

Kastamonu Education Journal, vol.29, no.3, pp.720-728, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Purpose: This research aimed to reveal the views of school administrators regarding the transformation of the COVID-19 pandemic on the basic concepts of education. Methodology: This research was designed according to the descriptive phenomenological pattern, which is a type of qualitative research approach. The study group of the research consisted of 43 primary and secondary school administrators. These were school administrators who attended distance education for at least 6 months during the spring 2019-2020 and fall 2020-2021 outbreak during the COVID-19 outbreak. Conclusions: Data were collected with a semi-structured interview form. The obtained data were analyzed with the descriptive and content analysis technique. These themes were the transforming school consisted of the main themes from the traditional classroom to a digital classroom, changing student, teacher competencies, changing course material. As a result of the research, it was concluded that the concepts of school and classroom ceased to be a physical space after COVID19, that the teacher will not lose its importance in education after COVID-19, and even gained more importance, and the digital material in education was more technological. Suggestions: According to the findings obtained as a result of the research, the changes COVID-19 has made in education can persist after the pandemic. For this reason, while it is important to gain the competencies that will be necessary for teachers and schools to keep up with this change, continuous development and transformation should be the basic roadmap