Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

The Roles of the Teacher in Distance Education in the Pandemic Era: Secondary Education Teachers’ Perspectives
Zinovia Masali, Marina Kougiourouki

This paper studies the views of Greek teachers of Secondary Education with regard to the way that they coped with distance education during the quarantine imposed on account of the Sars Covid-2-induced health pandemic. By addressing ten teachers we aim to investigate their views regarding the roles that they were asked to undertake, the factors crucial to their work, as well as the skills that they developed in order to tackle with this new reality. Moreover, our research focuses on the assistance on behalf of school administration and government in their effort, but also on the extent of the contribution of the relative training program. The findings of this qualitative research show that Greek teachers tried to give their best on all levels required by this new educational reality, struggling against difficulties and developing skills, in cooperation mainly with their colleagues, as the relevant training took place post factum.

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