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Chapter

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Handbook of Research on Inequities in Online Education During Global Crises

Publication Date

2021

Abstract

This chapter considers the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the reality of educational administrators in U.S.-based institutions of education. Looking closely at 17 educational administrators from both K-12 systems and institutions of higher education, the authors come to a more comprehensive understanding of crisis leadership and its impact on equitable educational practices – both for students as well as for the administrators themselves. This chapter is based on a larger project the authors undertook to explore through narratives and photography the experiences of administrators during the global COVID-19 pandemic that began in early 2020. This chapter illustrates the ways that communication, support, and equitable solutions for the learning community are and are not well articulated by leaders. The authors close out this chapter with recommendations for educational leaders during times of crisis as well as for potential follow-up research.

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This chapter was published in Handbook of Research on Inequities in Online Education During Global Crises, IGI Global, 2021, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6533-9.ch011, https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/striving-for-equity-in-pandemic-times/278476.

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