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Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v11 n2 p645-650 Spr 2011

The main purpose of the research was to determine the views of teachers about working conditions working at private teaching institutions for 5 years or less. The research was designed as a phenomenology model. The data were collected by focus group interview technique of qualitative research method. 10 teachers from private teaching institutions working for 5 years or less underwent focus group interview by homogeneous sampling, which is one of purposeful sampling techniques. The video recorded focus group, then interview was deciphered. In the analysis process, descriptive analysis techniques were used. Generally, the participants said that working at private teaching institutions was not their first choice, the working conditions there were very difficult and they affected the teachers negatively in general and despite such conditions, their wages were too low. While talking about the private teaching institutions, the participants used such metaphors as maze, ant home, lacework, carrying water with a bucket, castle, watch, horse race, slavery and workmanship.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Teaching Conditions, Phenomenology, Models, Teacher Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Video Technology, Focus Groups, Slavery, Figurative Language, Sampling

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Author: Yilmaz, Kursad; Altinkurt, Yahya



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