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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2020, Vol. 16(5) 348-369

How do you know me? How do you look at me? A Study on Teachers’ ways of getting to know their students

Şükran Calp & Alper Kaşkaya

pp. 348 - 369   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2004-15-0005

Published online: October 09, 2020  |   Number of Views: 55  |  Number of Download: 226


Getting to know someone is to know what characteristics that person has. Teachers who know their students well and are aware of their individual differences can create quality educational environments designed according to their interests, abilities, needs and characteristics. This study focuses on ways that teachers frequently use to get to know their students. The aim of the study is to reveal what factors primary school teachers consider in order to get to know their students and how they evaluate their students. Participants consist of 307 primary school teachers working in primary schools in Turkey. The teachers were asked what ways they used to get to know their students and what they paid attention to about their students. Content analysis was used to determine the presence of certain words, themes, or concepts within qualitative data, and appropriate codes and categories were created. Our results demonstrated that the teachers mostly looked at the academic performance, especially the students' past and present grades, to get to know the students, and that teachers neglected the way of looking at student’s imagination, needs, wishes and expectations.

Keywords: Getting to Know, Personality, Primary School Teacher

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Calp, S. & Kaskaya, A. (2020). How do you know me? How do you look at me? A Study on Teachers’ ways of getting to know their students . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(5), 348-369. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.277.22

Calp, S. and Kaskaya, A. (2020). How do you know me? How do you look at me? A Study on Teachers’ ways of getting to know their students . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(5), pp. 348-369.

Chicago 16th edition
Calp, Sukran and Alper Kaskaya (2020). "How do you know me? How do you look at me? A Study on Teachers’ ways of getting to know their students ". International Journal of Progressive Education 16 (5):348-369. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.277.22.

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