A Qualitative Research on Determining Teachers' Metaphors about Students


SEZGİN F., KOŞAR D. , KOŞAR S., ER E.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, cilt.32, ss.600-611, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.16986/huje.2016018864
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.600-611

Özet

The aim of this research was to reveal out the mental images of teachers regarding the concept of student. The study group was composed of 290 primary school teachers that were chosen via convenience sampling method and had been working in Ankara during 2013-2014. In the analysis of data, content analysis techniques were used. According to the findings, nine categories were determined such as student as a developing entity, student as a valuable entity, student as a stuff, student as the representative of knowledge, student as an empty mental, student as a social participant, student as an original entity, student as a passive knowledge receiver, student as a negative connotation. The views of teachers did not indicate significant difference according to gender, whereas the views indicated significant difference according to the branches. When the affective qualities' importance is taken into consideration, effective professional training and in-service teacher training that will make branch teachers' metaphors positive towards students are seen important.