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ERIC Number: EJ1132904
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
Views of Turkish Teachers on Extracurricular Activities at Secondary Schools
Kara, Ömer Tugrul
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v9 n4 p1-14 2016
Extracurricular activities are educational applications for students outside the school curriculum that require specific knowledge, skills, and behaviors as well as continuity of participation. Because student experiences inside the classroom are organized according to the educator's or institution's instructional goals, which themselves are tightly standardized by a higher authority, it must be accepted that there are some points in student learning and personal development which in-class activities are not able to reach. Consequently, the best and most effective way to reach them is through extracurricular activities. This study aims to reveal views on extracurricular activities of Turkish teachers involved with them at secondary schools. To this end, Turkish teachers put forward their views on the application, content, conceptualization, and problems of extracurricular activities. The research group consisted of 20 Turkish teachers working in the cities of Adana, Kahramanmaras, Osmaniye, Kastamonu, Erzurum, Urfa, and Adiyaman. In the study, data were collected by means of semi-structured interview questions and analyzed by use of the content analysis method. As a result of the analyses, a variety of information was gathered about the thoughts of Turkish teachers relating to extracurricular activities, including problems and recommended solutions. Some comments, which are based upon the research findings and relevant to Turkish teachers involved with extracurricular activities, are presented at the conclusion of the study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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