Eray Alaca, Mustafa Sanal


The purpose of this study was to reveal the problems encountered by teachers during their postgraduate education in Turkey. The participants involved 43 teachers who completed their master or doctoral education in different cities and universities in Turkey and who worked at schools affiliated to Ministry of National Education (MONE). The participants were chosen on a volunteer basis. A semi-structured interview form was developed in order to reveal the problems encountered by teachers during their postgraduate education. Content analysis was conducted on the data and themes were interpreted using tables. As a result of the study, it was observed that teachers encountered problems sourcing from university/institute, their school, and their close environment. The teachers began their postgraduate education with high expectations and assumed that postgraduate education was a process in which academic knowledge would be gained, discussed, and developed. However, considering their problems during the postgraduate education, it was observed that their expectations were not fulfilled.


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