Views From the Fields: Turkish Novice Teachers’ Struggles for Teaching and Learning to Teaching

Turkish Novice Teachers’ Struggles for Teaching and Learning to Teaching

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https://doi.org/10.26817/16925777.1588

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Early Career Teachers,, Problems Encountered by Teachers,, Novice Teachers,, Teaching Profession, Phenomenological Study, Struggles for Teaching

Abstract

This research aims to determine teachers’ problems in the early stages of their careers and to offer solutions. In this context, the research is a phenomenological study of 21 teachers selected by maximum variety sampling. The study’s data were obtained through semi-structured interview questions prepared by the researchers with the opinions of six experts. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with the teachers who participated in the study. The content analysis method was preferred in analyzing the obtained data, and NVivo 11 software was used. The findings of the study revealed that the problems faced by teachers include the learning-teaching process, educational structure and opportunities, individual and environmental factors, and education stakeholders. The research ends with various research and application suggestions by drawing attention to some points in preventing the problems that teachers encounter in the early stages of their careers.

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Cihan Kocabaş, Marmara University, Turkey

Cihan Kocabaş holds a PhD degree in the field of education administration and supervision from Marmara University, Türkiye. He is currently employed as an expert at a public education foundation. He conducts various research and publication activities related to education policies, higher education management, and teacher training.

Ünal Deniz, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TUBITAK)

Ünal Deniz is an associate professor at The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TUBITAK). In the past, he worked as a teacher, administrator, and inspector in public and private schools. He received a Ph.D. degree in Educational Administration from Hacettepe University in 2021. His research interests include educational administration, comparative education, higher education policy, and management. His recent research topic is on school leadership and management in different cultures.

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Published

2023-12-30

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Kocabaş, C., & Deniz, Ünal. (2023). Views From the Fields: Turkish Novice Teachers’ Struggles for Teaching and Learning to Teaching: Turkish Novice Teachers’ Struggles for Teaching and Learning to Teaching. GIST – Education and Learning Research Journal, 26. https://doi.org/10.26817/16925777.1588

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