The Case of Being a Teacher at Science and Art Centers: A Phenomenological Quantitative Research

AKDAĞ M. , Senol C.

JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND FUTURE-EGITIM VE GELECEK DERGISI, ss.131-148, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.131-148


The aim of the research is to examine "the case of being a teacher in Science and Art Centers". 13 teachers selected from Science and Art Centers in three different cities in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey in the 2015-2016 academic year constitute the study group of this research designed a phenomenological research design of Qualitative research approach. In the selection of the study group the criterion sampling method, one of purposive sampling method use in in phenomenological studies, was used. Semi-structured interview form was used to collect the data. The preliminary application of the interview form was carried out with three teachers working in Science and Art Centers. Interviews were made with teachers in the study group. Content analysis method was used in analysis of research data. In this study, it was concluded that teachers find the system in 2007 (old system) better in general in terms of the evaluation criteria and validity of the selection of teachers for Science and Art Centers, and they cannot adopt the system in 2015 (new system) because it contains subjective evaluation criteria. Teachers are adopting learning approaches based on learning by doing-experiencing, project-based learning, trip-observation, active learning and problembased learning while doing instructional activities. It has been seen that teachers are positive in terms of being teachers in Science and Art Centers, providing personal/professional development and occupational satisfaction, enhancing learning teaching motivation, being prestigious and having a free learning-teaching environment. It has been seen that teachers are negative in terms of being teachers in Science and Art Centers because of long working hours and cannot complete enough additional tuition fees. It was also concluded that teachers communicate with students effectively, while their communication with parents is inadequate. In line with the research results, the following suggestions can be made: the selection of teachers to the Science and Art Centers should be done objectively, work should be done for strengthening the teachers the interaction and co-operation with parents.