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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(3) 202-215

The Reasons for and Results of Ostracism at Schools and Recommendations for Solutions through Teacher Experiences

Selda Polat Hüsrevşahi

pp. 202 - 215   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2010-19-0003.R1

Published online: June 07, 2021  |   Number of Views: 73  |  Number of Download: 255


As in other organizations, there is ostracism also in educational organizations. Apart from the individual consequences of being ostracized, there are also undesirable organizational consequences. Considering the potential of educational organizations to transform individuals, the effect of ostracism on teachers becomes particularly important. The purpose of the study was to examine the reasons for and results of the ostracism that teachers face at schools by the school principals, and the recommendations for solutions to prevent ostracism. The study group of the study, which was structured with the phenomenology design, consisted of 12 elementary and middle primary school teachers who had personal experience with ostracism. The data collected through interviews were analyzed with content analysis. The study revealed that teachers were exposed to ostracism for political, social and/or individual reasons. Ostracized teachers experienced psychological and organizational problems. The teachers stated that preventing ostracism in schools would be possible with a more democratic and fairer organizational culture.

Keywords: Ostracism in the Workplace, School Administrator, Organizational Democracy, Organizational Culture, K-12 Teacher

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APA 6th edition
Husrevsahi, S.P. (2021). The Reasons for and Results of Ostracism at Schools and Recommendations for Solutions through Teacher Experiences . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(3), 202-215. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.13

Husrevsahi, S. (2021). The Reasons for and Results of Ostracism at Schools and Recommendations for Solutions through Teacher Experiences . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(3), pp. 202-215.

Chicago 16th edition
Husrevsahi, Selda Polat (2021). "The Reasons for and Results of Ostracism at Schools and Recommendations for Solutions through Teacher Experiences ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (3):202-215. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.13.

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