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ERIC Number: ED426049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 18
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Teachers and the Roles of the Inspectors in Centralized Turkish Primary Schools.
Akbaba, Sadegul
This study investigated the expectations that Turkish primary school teachers had regarding classroom supervision by primary education supervisors, focusing on differences by teachers' gender, job experience, level of education, and frequency of supervision. A questionnaire was administered to 501 elementary school teachers (155 male, 334 female, 12 missing) from 27 randomly selected schools in five districts of Ankara, Turkey. The questionnaire consisted of two parts. The first part asked the teacher's gender, level of education, job experience, and frequency of supervision. The second part asked 59 questions about the teacher's expectations. Data analysis indicated that there was a significant difference in the expectations of elementary school teachers with respect to gender. However, there were no significant differences in their expectations of classroom supervision related to level of education, job experience, or frequency of supervision. Teachers felt that supervisors were more concerned with strict control, investigation, evaluation, and inspection than with guidance and improvement. Also, they believed that supervisors did not follow supervisory guidelines but instead supervised the way they wanted to. Teachers were not aware of all the regulations related to supervision. The researcher concludes that 1-hour classroom observation is not enough to evaluate or guide teachers, and the evaluation system needs improvement. (Contains 18 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey