INTERACTION OF CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND DIRECTORS IN DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES ON THE TOPICS OF SCIENCE COURSES
Keywords:Education directors, science education, decision-making processes, classroom teacher
This research aims to determine the level of participation of teachers in decision-making processes in the educational processes within the context of science education. Explanatory case study design was used in the research. The participants were determined by criterion sampling and stratified sampling methods. They consist of classroom teachers, school principals, assistant school principals and branch directors responsible for education and training. A total of 26 directors participated in the research. Interview forms were used as the data source. Within the scope of the research, three semi-structured interview forms were developed, and the process was carried out face-to-face. The content analysis technique was used for data analysis process. The data were analyzed inductively, and the data obtained from the participant groups were cross-examined to reveal the relationships. As a result of the research, it has been seen that the groups and other directors who are effective in the decision-making processes of classroom teachers have a mutually supportive attitude to each other. Although the physical infrastructure of the institution is kept at the forefront in the decision-making processes, it has been seen that teacher qualifications and interests are effective elements in the decision-making processes of directors.