Volume 9 Issue 1 (January 2024)

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Investigation of Graduate and Doctoral Students' Attitudes towards Postgraduate Education According to Various Variables

Şaban Çetin Tülay Gül Taşkın Gökçe Hatice Büşra Yılmaz Tam Kübra Eke
Pages: 1-11

The aim of this study is to examine the attitudes of graduate and doctoral students towards postgraduate education in terms of various variables. For this purpose, the research was designed in the survey model. The participants of the research are 663 students who are continuing their postgraduate education at a university. The data were collected with the “Attitude towards Postgraduate Education Scale” developed by Çetin et al. (2023). In the analysis of the data, Kruskal-Wallis H test and Mann-Whitney U test, which are non-parametric tests, were used according to the structure of the variables in the data set. As a result of the Kruskal-Wallis H test and the Mann-Whitney U test, the effect sizes of the variables with significant differences between them were determined and interpreted. As a result of the research, it was seen that more than half of the participants had a positive attitude towards postgraduate education. In the sub-dimensions of valuing postgraduate education and giving importance to postgraduate education, a significant difference was found in favor of female students in the scores of attitudes towards postgraduate education within the gender variable. No significant difference was observed in any of the sub-dimensions in terms of the age variable. In terms of the variable of the department where the postgraduate education is given, the attitude scores of the students studying in the education departments showed a significant difference in the first two dimensions, compared to the students of the science departments. When the students' attitude scores were analyzed according to the type of program, it was observed that there was a significant difference in favor of doctoral students in the first two dimensions.

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Investigation of the Relationship Between Professional Interests and Professional Performance of Teachers

Yağmur Dilan Demir Erkan Tabancalı
Pages: 12-22

Purpose of this study is to determine the professional interest and professional performance levels of teachers and to make a comparison between these two phonomena. Teachers have an important influence on societies to keep up with the times and, if necessary, to reshape them. For this reason, it is very important to determine the interests and performances of this profession group in their profession. In this context, it also reveals the importance of the study. The sampling method of the study is random sampling and this method was selected in accordance with the purpose. The sample consists of 368 teachers from different branches working in public secondary schools in the Küçükçekmece district of Istanbul. In this study which was carried out by adopting quantitative research approaches, the relational survey model was used to determine the relationship between teachers' professional interest and professional performance. "Vocational Interest Scale" and "Teacher Performance Evaluation Scale" were used as data collection tools. Results of the research is that there is a positive and significant relationship between teachers' professional interest levels and their professional performance. Some of the suggestions made based on the results obtained are as follows: teacher training institutions can plan studies that will increase the professional interests of teacher candidates. Studies that are evaluated by administrators and parents can be carried out, and finally, this study can be applied to other education levels in various districts of Istanbul.

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Investigation of the 21st Century Skills of High School Students Under State Protection and Care

Ceylan Tekin Bahrilli Cennet Göloğlu Demir
Pages: 23-40

The aim of this study is to research the 21st century skills of high school students who are under state protection and care. To collect data, “Demographic Information Form” and “Multi-Dimensional 21st Century Skills Scale” were used In the study utilizing the survey model. The population of this study is comprised of the high school students staying in 23 different CHSs located in 12 different cities in the Marmara and Central Anatolian Regions. The data were collected from 455 students. In the analysis of the quantitative data, from among the non-parametric tests, Mann Whitney U-test, Kruskal Wallis H-test and Spearman Rho correlation analysis were used with SPSS 23.0 program package. As a result of the study, the scores taken by the students from the whole scale and its subscales were found to be high. The students’ 21st century skills were found to be varying significantly in favour the female students, the students who are never or rarely absent from school, the students participating in- and out-of-school social activities, the students who take advantage of information-communication technologies to reinforce their formal learning at school and the students who regularly meet a relative from his/her family. This study enabled us to see the deficiencies in 21st century skills of children in need of protection and showed us that children should be supported in the development of these skills.

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A Thematic Analysis of Articles Published in the Field of Educational Administration in Türkiye and Abroad After The 2000s*

Tuğba Cozoğlu Engin Aslanargun
Pages: 41-52

The purpose of this study is to identify emerging trends and tendencies of educational administration in Turkey and abroad after the 2000s. It is aimed to analyze the articles published in the journals of educational administration from a thematic perspective and to draw comparative results. With the thematic analysis of the articles published in selected journals which are considered important in the field of education administration, it is aimed to reach general assessments of the situation by uncovering the trends in Turkey and the world and examining the similarities and differences in these trends. Leadership as an emerging theme was the most frequently studied category, school improvement, school psychology, administrative structure, and processes followed this. While the themes such as racism, equality, women managers, and gender differences were among the most examined themes in the foreign articles, the situation was the opposite in local articles. In local articles, resolving organizational conflicts and ensuring unity of organization, the members of the organization being attached to the organization, maintaining the order of school and classroom, and ensuring student discipline were underlined. Articles published in the local journal are much more about other educational issues than administration and leadership.

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Examination of The Relationship Between Levels of Primary School Teachers’ Autonomy and Their Learner Autonomy Supportive Behaviors

Mehmet Uğur Kutluer Aylin Mentiş
Pages: 53-64

The aim of the present study is to examine the relationship between the autonomy levels of primary school teachers and their behaviors supporting learner autonomy. The study sample was selected employing the voluntary response sampling method, one of the non-random sampling methods. Scale forms were distributed to 879 primary school teachers working in public schools in Bornova, İzmir. The study was conducted with 537 primary school teachers who voluntarily participated. The study was designed in the quantitative research relational survey (correlational) model. The data were analyzed using SPSS 25.0 (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) software. The results revealed that the autonomy level of primary school teachers was at a medium level, and their behaviors supporting learner autonomy were found to be at a low level. The model, predicting behaviors supporting learner autonomy, was found to be significant.

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