Senior Project Advisor
Education, Organizations, Inertia, Innovation, COVID-19
During the first 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the disruptions across society were both intense and varying along pre-existing structural and social lines of inequity, especially in the US. Research has shown that this pattern was particularly true in the context of K-12 education. To assess when, why, and how school districts and charter management organizations (CMOs) chose to adopt and execute new policies for the delivery of education during the pandemic, I review existing theories of organizational inertia and analyze four general characteristics of school districts/CMOs for their ability to predict districts’ likelihood of implementing new instructional delivery methods. My findings suggest that both larger and younger school districts were more likely to adapt in response to the pandemic’s disruption of education.
Farrand, Connor, "Adapting to Challenges: K-12 Education in the time of COVID" (2022). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 559.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020--Influence; Teaching--Methodology; School districts; Charter schools; Organizational resilience
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