In this study, it was aimed to reveal the parents' views on distance education provided during the Covid-19 pandemic process. For this purpose, the research was carried out by using phenomenological design from qualitative research approaches. The participants of the study are the parents of 15 secondary school students studying in public schools in Istanbul. While determining the study group, criterion sampling type, one of the purposeful sampling types, was used. Data were collected through online semi-structured interviews with parents who participated in the study. The data obtained from the interviews were analyzed by descriptive analysis. In the context of the findings, it was determined that parents were not able to use the applications used in distance education sufficiently, they had deficiencies in internet and technological devices, they could not connect to the lesson and could not access the course materials, there was a decrease in the students 'sense of responsibility, and the students' technology and social media addiction increased. They stated that most of the parents see distance education as efficient, homework can be increased even if it is sufficient, and communication is provided to provide information about this process, but sometimes announcements are made late. In addition, parents' suggestions were received in terms of improving this process. Parents stated that they expected distance education training for both themselves and students, online book reading hours and extension of the course time.
Keywords: Covid-19, pandemic, distance education, parent, views