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Teachers 'misunderstood and vilified' during Covid-19

Posted on 3 August 2020

Dr Kathryn Asbury and Dr Lisa Kim research how teachers feel they have been wrongly presented as whingeing and 'work-shy' during the pandemic.

Teachers feel they have been misrepresented, misunderstood and "presented as villains who passed up the opportunity to be heroes" during the pandemic, research suggests.

The study has found that teachers strongly resent the way in which their profession has been portrayed in society and in the media during the coronavirus outbreak.

Research participants also reported feeling angry and frustrated at what they perceived to be the government's failure to engage with teachers as a profession and to communicate effectively with them.

Read the full article, titled 'Teachers 'misunderstood and vilified' during Covid-19' on TES web pages.