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ERIC Number: EJ813324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
Teachers' Opinions about Building a Democratic Classroom
Kesici, Sahin
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v35 n2 p192-203 Jun 2008
The purpose of this study is to determine how to build a democratic classroom in terms of teachers' views. In this study, the qualitative research technique is applied. In addition, the semi-structured interview technique is used as a method of data collection. The data obtained are coded into Nvivo2 and then the following themes are established: democratic values, teacher duties, fair behavior demonstrations, ranges of personal freedom, and equality of opportunity. By means of this study, the teachers, who have adopted democratic values, will build democratic classrooms by demonstrating fair behaviors towards students, enlarging students' ranges of personal freedom, and providing them with equality of opportunity. The findings emerging from this research are discussed and recommendations are developed with regard to these results. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey