International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(5) 377-392

Metaphoric Perceptions of Teachers and Parents Regarding the Concept of Specific Learning Difficulty (SLD)

Kürşat Öğülmüş & Mehmet Okur

pp. 377 - 392   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2021.375.24   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2105-03-0001.R3

Published online: September 30, 2021  |   Number of Views: 26  |  Number of Download: 32


Abstract

The purpose of this study is to reveal the metaphorical perceptions of parents with children with SLD and teachers who work with the children who have SLD. The design of this study is phenomenology, which is one of the qualitative research designs. The data collected in the study were analyzed by content analysis method.  A total of 218 participants, including 117 teachers and 101 parents, took part in the study. In the research findings, the number of metaphors produced by the teachers is 59, and the number of metaphors produced by the parents is 49. While the metaphor most used by teachers is “the person who struggles”, the metaphor most produced by the parents is “maze”. While the conceptual category in which teachers produced the most metaphors is "a complex situation", the conceptual category in which parents produced the most metaphors is "a situation in which progress is slow". When the conceptual categories obtained from the study were examined, teachers and parents produced six common categories. These are 1) a complex situation, 2) a situation that requires effort, 3) a situation that makes you feel different from the others, 4) a situation that creates a feeling of not knowing what to do, 5) a challenging situation, and 6) a situation where progress is slow. Except for these common categories, parents have also produced the category of a situation that feels desperate. When the metaphors produced are considered from both parent and teacher perspectives, it is seen that the perception about SLD is generally negative.

Keywords: Metaphorical Perceptions, Specific Learning Difficulty, Phenomenological Approach, Metaphor


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APA 6th edition
Ogulmus, K. & Okur, M. (2021). Metaphoric Perceptions of Teachers and Parents Regarding the Concept of Specific Learning Difficulty (SLD) . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(5), 377-392. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.375.24

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Ogulmus, K. and Okur, M. (2021). Metaphoric Perceptions of Teachers and Parents Regarding the Concept of Specific Learning Difficulty (SLD) . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(5), pp. 377-392.

Chicago 16th edition
Ogulmus, Kursat and Mehmet Okur (2021). "Metaphoric Perceptions of Teachers and Parents Regarding the Concept of Specific Learning Difficulty (SLD) ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (5):377-392. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.375.24.

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