School of Education
Doctor of Philosophy
Primary Subject Area
COVID-19, remote instruction, low income, online learning, school closures, teacher frustration
Cole, Jennifer Leslie, "A Qualitative Case Study on the Obstacles That Title One Elementary Teachers Encountered While Delivering Online Instruction During a Pandemic" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3721.
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to understand the obstacles that Title One elementary teachers encountered while delivering online instruction during a pandemic. The central question guiding this study was: How did converting to online instruction because of the COVID-19 pandemic affect Title One elementary schools? The theory guiding this study was Vygotsky’s social constructivist theory in that individuals can learn from each other. The setting for the qualitative case study was in three Title One elementary schools within Coral County, West Virginia, and included 12 Title One elementary school teachers. The data collected included questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups and was analyzed by identifying keywords, phrases, specific obstacles, as well as themes that emerged from each set of data.