Abstract


PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED BY TEACHERS WORKING IN VILLAGE SCHOOLS IN THE EDUCATIONAL-INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESSES

The purpose of the current study is to determine the problems experienced by teachers working in village schools in the educational and instructional processes. The study employed the case study design, one of the qualitative research methods. The study group was composed of 18 primary school teachers and science teachers who were available by using the easily accessible sampling method from different village schools. A structured interview form consisted of 9 questions was used as the data collection tool. The collected data were analyzed by means of content analysis. On the basis of the data collected through this structured interview form, a total of 4 themes were constructed. According to the results of the study, within the theme of “problems experienced in transportation”, the problem “climate conditions and cost of transportation” comes to the fore; within the theme of “problems experienced in eating”, the problem “shortage of places to eat such as canteen and restaurant around the school” comes to the fore; within the theme of “problems experienced in social life”, the problem “lack of time spared by teachers for themselves and their families” comes to the fore and within the theme of “problems experienced in the profession”, the problem “indifferent parents” comes to the fore. In light of the data obtained as a result of the study, the following suggestions were made: the economic conditions of the teachers should be improved, the areas where they can eat should be created, private vehicles for teachers should be allocated, the number of public transportation services should be increased, the physical conditions of the school should be improved, and the parents’ awareness should be raised. 



Keywords

Village school, problems experienced in the profession, transportation, eating, social life


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