An analysis of the present state of educational administration scholarship in Turkey from the perceptions of the scholars in Ankara

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This study aimed to explore the present state of educational administration scholarship in Turkey as perceived by the educational administration scholars working actively at universities in Ankara. In this study, qualitative research technique was employed. It was conducted in Educational Administration Programmes of Departments of Educational Sciences at the three state universities in Ankara. The participants were 8 professors, 1 associate professor and 10 assistant professors from Ankara University, Hacettepe University and Gazi University. The main data collection instrument was the semi-structured interview. The data were analyzed using content analysis technique. Based on the review of the literature and the results of the study, the findings revealed that the present state of the educational administration scholarship is in kind of a turmoil related with some concerns and problems in the field as perceived by the scholars in Ankara.


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D. Örücü, “An analysis of the present state of educational administration scholarship in Turkey from the perceptions of the scholars in Ankara,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2006.