Examining Social Studies Teachers’ Views on Branch Teachers’ Committee Meetings

Bahadır Kılcan, Osman Çepni, Ali Çağatay Kılınç

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The purpose of this study is to determine the views of social studies teachers on branch teachers’ committee meetings (BTCM). This study utilized a qualitative method, phenomenological design. The sample of the research is composed of 16 teachers working in public secondary schools in the central district of Karabük province during the spring school term of 2016-2017and the participants were selected by convenient sampling method under purposeful sampling methods. The data of the study were collected through a semi-structured interview form developed by the researchers. Content analysis was used to analyze the data obtained from the participants. The results revealed that social studies teachers’ views on BTCMs were collected under four main themes entitled “things planned in BTCMs”, “decisions made in BTCMs”, “BTCMs in terms of the quality of social sciences teaching in school” and “The effectiveness of BTCMs. Results of the study were discussed in line with the relevant literature and a number of suggestions were presented.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v6i4.3029

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