Investigating Primary School Teachers’ Perception About Democracy Through Metaphor Analysis

Hasan Nasirci, Fatma Sadik


APA 6th edition
Nasirci, H., & Sadik, F. (2018). Investigating Primary School Teachers’ Perception About Democracy Through Metaphor Analysis. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(1), 121-132. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.1.121

Harvard
Nasirci H., and Sadik F. 2018 'Investigating Primary School Teachers’ Perception About Democracy Through Metaphor Analysis', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 121-132. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.7.1.121

Chicago 16th edition
Nasirci, Hasan and Sadik, Fatma . "Investigating Primary School Teachers’ Perception About Democracy Through Metaphor Analysis". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 1(2018): 121-132. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.1.121

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine democracy perception of classroom teachers via metaphor analysis. Study group for research is formed of 253 classroom teachers. “Democracy Metaphors Questionnaire” (DMQ) has been used in collecting data. Content analysis has been used on analysis of qualitative data of research and descriptive statistics have been used on quantitative data. The metaphors that teachers developed with a total 122 metaphor different from one another about democracy are gathered under “Indispensability”, “Equality”, “Social Order”, “Freedom”, “Endeavour”, “Power”, “Variety”, “Progression”, “Conservation”, “Personal Gains” and “Nothingness”. While first three themes under which women teachers gathered being indispensability, equality and endeavour metaphors, men teachers are gathered under indispensability, social order and freedom metaphors. Family environment and upbringing, relations with friends, culture of social environment, political activities in society and news in media tools have been the effective factors in forming democracy perception that the teachers possess.

Keywords: Democracy, democracy perception, metaphor, primary school teacher.


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