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ERIC Number: EJ830018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Teachers' Perceptions of Tolerance in Teacher-Administrator Relationships in Turkey
Karaman-Kepenekci, Yasemin; Aypay, Ahmet
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v12 n1 p51-71 Jan 2009
The concept of tolerance is closely related to education. There has been a growing body of literature on the issue of tolerance in schools, since it directly influences the school climate. This study has investigated teacher perceptions of tolerance in teacher-administrator relationships in state schools in Turkey. A sample of 308 teachers was surveyed. The validity of dimensions of tolerance was established. Teacher perceptions were found to differ according to experience; no significant differences were found regarding participants' gender and age. A significant difference was found according to whether participants had previously received human rights training and there was a negative relationship between administrator tolerance/administrator intolerance and administrator intolerance/teacher tolerance. The study concluded that there should be a balance in teacher-administrator and teacher-teacher relationships. The suggestion is made that high levels of tolerance may yield intolerance. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey