Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 1 - 18 2019-02-15

A Research on the Characteristics of the Inspiring Teacher

Nihan Solpuk Turhan [1] , Belgin Parlakyildiz [2] , Nihan Arslan [3] , Gokcen Gocen [4] , Tugba Yilmaz Bingo [5]

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In this study, it was aimed to find out the characteristics of inspiring teachers who inspired teacher candidates to do teaching profession properly. In the study, “An Exploratory Sequential Design” a mixed method where qualitative and quantitative approaches are used concomitantly, was employed to determine the inspiring teacher characteristics. In this design, two steps were respectively followed by the researcher. In the first step grounded theory research design as a qualitative research design was used and in the second step survey research model as a quantitative research design was used. Inspiring Teacher Scale (ITS) was developed by the researchers to collect the data. In the second phase, the study group was extended to continue the quantitative studies. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used first to analyze the data. The results of analysis have demonstrated that the items loaded on four factors, which reflect inspiring teacher characteristics as “teacher communication”, “personal characteristics”, “professional development” and “supporting students in different ways”. Findings suggest that ITS, which has four-factor structures with 36 items, can be suggested as a valid and reliable instrument to determine the characteristics of inspiring teacher. Therefore, in this study the characteristics inspiring teachers were specified according to opinions of teacher candidates and presented to be o model for teacher candidates.
Education, teaching, inspiring teacher, teacher candidate, grounded theory
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Author: Nihan Solpuk Turhan (Primary Author)
Institution: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University
Country: Turkey


Author: Belgin Parlakyildiz
Institution: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University
Country: Turkey


Author: Nihan Arslan
Institution: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University
Country: Turkey


Author: Gokcen Gocen
Institution: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University
Country: Turkey


Author: Tugba Yilmaz Bingo
Institution: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University
Country: Turkey


APA Solpuk Turhan, N , Parlakyildiz, B , Arslan, N , Gocen, G , Yilmaz Bingo, T . (2019). A Research on the Characteristics of the Inspiring Teacher. International Journal of Educational Methodology, 5 (1), 1-18. DOI: 10.12973/ijem.5.1.1