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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2021, Vol. 16(3) 114-126

A Metaphorical Approach: How are the Concepts of Principal, Inspector and Curriculum Perceived?

Neşe Ertok & Azize Ummanel

pp. 114 - 126   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2021.373.7   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2008-06-0002.R1

Published online: September 20, 2021  |   Number of Views: 62  |  Number of Download: 38


Abstract

The proper and thorough functioning of the education process is based on the cooperation of the elements in education. Among the elements that should cooperate and act in harmony are teachers, school administrators and experts in educational management and supervision. Further, a curriculum is needed for the education process to proceed in a planned manner. This study aims to explore the metaphorical perceptions of teachers concerning the concepts of principal, inspector and curriculum. A qualitative research design was adopted in this study. The study group was formed through convenience and purposive sampling methods, and the study was conducted with 25 primary school teachers working in Northern Cyprus. A two-stage form was used to identify the metaphorical perceptions of the teachers. The collected data were analysed through content analysis method. They considered principals as the leader and manager of the school they worked in while stressing moderate or rigid attitudes of certain principals. Associations related to the concept of inspector were mostly about guidance; however, they also mentioned the negative characteristics of the inspectors they encountered regarding human relations. Finally, the concept of curriculum was perceived as a guiding adviser and as having a difficult, complex and restrictive structure. In the light of the results, it is recommended that principals be supported as regards human relations, managing relationships and communication, benefiting from guidance services in this regard. In the light of the results, it is recommended that principals and inspectors be supported as regards human relations, managing relationships and communication, benefiting from guidance services in this regard. Teachers are primary practitioners of the curriculum, and attempting to implement a challenging curriculum will reduce the efficiency and quality of education.

Keywords: Metaphor, Perception, Principal, Inspector, Curriculum


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APA 6th edition
Ertok, N. & Ummanel, A. (2021). A Metaphorical Approach: How are the Concepts of Principal, Inspector and Curriculum Perceived? . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(3), 114-126. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2021.373.7

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Ertok, N. and Ummanel, A. (2021). A Metaphorical Approach: How are the Concepts of Principal, Inspector and Curriculum Perceived? . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 16(3), pp. 114-126.

Chicago 16th edition
Ertok, Nese and Azize Ummanel (2021). "A Metaphorical Approach: How are the Concepts of Principal, Inspector and Curriculum Perceived? ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 16 (3):114-126. doi:10.29329/epasr.2021.373.7.

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