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Lessons from the Transition to Pandemic Education in the US
Analyses of Parent, Student, and Educator Experiences

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ISBN 9781032025353
January 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
164 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume narrates and shares the often-unheard voices of students, parents, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through close analysis of their lived experiences, the book identifies key patterns, pitfalls, and lessons learnt from pandemic education.

Drawing on contributions from all levels of the US education system, the book situates these myriad voices and perspectives within a prismatic theory framework in order to recognise how these views and experiences interconnect. Detailed narrative and phenomenological analysis also call attention to patterns of inequality, reduced social and emotional well-being, pressures on parents, and the role of communication, flexibility, and teacher-led innovation. Chapters are interchanged with interludes that showcase a lyrical and authentic approach to understanding the multiplicity of experience in the text.

Providing a valuable contribution to the contemporary field of pandemic education research, this volume will be of interest to researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in the sociology of education, online teaching and eLearning, and those involved with the digitalization of education at all levels. Those more broadly interested in educational research methods and the effects of home-schooling will also benefit.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Introducing the Prismatic Lens and Pandemic Education
Marni E. Fisher, Charlotte Achieng-Evensen, Meredith A. Dorner, and Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi

Chapter 1: Elementary Stories
Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi, Marni E. Fisher, Veronica Bloomfield, Frances Hansell, Leslie C. Whitaker, and James St. Amant

Interlude: Expendable Lives
Anna V. Wilson

Chapter 2: Middle School Stories
Veronica Bloomfield, Gregory Warren, Susan M. Gapinski, and Marni E. Fisher

Interlude: A New Vision of Special Education
Elizabeth Burke

Chapter 3: High School Stories
Joey Liu, Charlotte Achieng-Evensen, Sarah Gapinski, and Marni E. Fisher

Interlude: Ritual Returns
Joey Liu

Chapter 4: Community College Stories
Meredith A. Dorner, Marni E. Fisher, Amber Bogdan, and Tara Falce

Interlude: Hear Thee, Our Plea
Mousumi De and Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi

Chapter 5: University Stories
Holly Pearson, Marni E. Fisher, Kevin Stockbridge, and Gregory Warren

Interlude: The Duality of Masks
Suki Fisher

Chapter 6: Graduate Education
Kevin Stockbridge, Marni E. Fisher, Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi, Mina Chun, and Tammy Bachrach

Interlude: 23 May 2020
Elizabeth Peale Hind

Chapter 7: Patterns in Pandemic Education: What Does it All Mean?
Marni E. Fisher, Tammy Bachrach, Holly Pearson, Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi, Veronica Bloomfield, Meredith A. Dorner, Mina Chun, Elizabeth Burke, Tara Falce, Joey Yung-Jun Liu, Charlotte Achieng-Evensen, Amber Bogdan, Frances Hansell, Kevin Stockbridge, Leslie C. Whitaker, Gregory Warren, Susan M. Gapinski, James St. Amant, Sarah Gapinski, and Anna V. Wilson 

Afterword: Voices in Isolation
Marni E. Fisher, Charlotte Achieng-Evensen, Holly Pearson, Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi, Meredith A. Dorner, and Mina Chun

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Marni E. Fisher is Associate Faculty in the Department of English Education, Saddleback College, USA.

Kimiya Sohrab Maghzi is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of EDSP Programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Redlands University, USA.

Charlotte Achieng-Evensen is a K-12 educator and academic, USA.

Meredith A. Dorner is Professor in the Biology department at Irvine Valley College, USA.

Holly Pearson is Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies, Smith College, USA.

Mina Chun is Assistant Professor of Special Education, Governors State University, USA.