Personal visions of teachers at a village primary school

Byındır, Hasan Ali
The concept of personal vision refers to teachers' ideal perception of education (teaching and learning, classroom management and educational implications for the society). Teacher's personal vision is how he or she wants these dimensions to be. This case study analyzed personal visions of teachers at a rural primary school and investigated the effects of the school context on teachers' personal visions. The data were collected from ten teachers through utilizing the semi-structured interview method. The researcher analyzed the obtained data through coıntent analysis. The results of the study revealed that teachers' visions considered education as a lifelong process involving a student-centered, democratic classroom environment where learning differences were given importance to; and meaningful learning and process evaluation were highlighted. According to the teachers, this educational process would lead a democratic society where science, moral values and citizenship values prevailed. The results also showed that the school context was not supportive for the teachers to achieve their visions.


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Citation Formats
H. A. Byındır, “Personal visions of teachers at a village primary school,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2007.