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ERIC Number: EJ1166122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2165-8714
Investigating Primary School Teachers' Perception about Democracy through Metaphor Analysis
Nasirci, Hasan; Sadik, Fatma
European Journal of Educational Research, v7 n1 p121-132 2018
The aim of this study is to examine democracy perception of classroom teachers via metaphor analysis. Study group for research is formed of 253 classroom teachers. "Democracy Metaphors Questionnaire" (DMQ) has been used in collecting data. Content analysis has been used on analysis of qualitative data of research and descriptive statistics have been used on quantitative data. The metaphors that teachers developed with a total 122 metaphors different from one another about democracy are gathered under "Indispensability," "Equality," "Social Order," "Freedom," "Endeavour," "Power," "Variety," "Progression," "Conservation," "Personal Gains," and "Nothingness." While the first three themes under which women teachers gathered being indispensability, equality, and endeavour metaphors, men teachers are gathered under indispensability, social order, and freedom metaphors. Family environment and upbringing, relations with friends, culture of social environment, political activities in society, and news in media tools have been the effective factors in forming democracy perception that the teachers possess.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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