Teachers' Cognitive Fictions of Elementary School Principals' Qualifications: A Phenomenological Analysis


Karadag E.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.36, no.159, pp.25-40, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 159
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.25-40

Abstract

The aim of this study was to find teachers' cognitive fictions of elementary school principals' managerial qualities. This study was planned as a phenomenological research. The sample group consisted of 20 teachers having different demographic qualifications in Istanbul/Atasehir. Data were collected by the technique of 'repertory grid' which is a constructed interview method. Findings showed that there were 197 valid fictions expressed by teachers and these consisted of 12 main fiction categories. Dominant fictions of teachers were ordered as communication, social relation and trust.