STEM Education through the Perspectives of Secondary Schools Teachers and School Administrators in Turkey


Mustafa ÇEVİK, Esma ÖZGÜNAY

Abstract


The aim of this study is to explore the views of science, mathematics and information technologies teachers working in secondary schools and administrators of the schools, in which these teachers are working, regarding STEM. This research is based on a survey model in which quantitative data tools were used to directly obtain the opinions of teachers about STEM education; in parallel qualitative data tools were used to deeply understand the views of administrators about STEM education. The sample of the study consisted of 136 STEM field educators working in 21state and private public secondary schools and 45 administrators working in these schools. While views of teachers indicated that the impact of STEM on students was higher than its effect on courses and teachers with each subscale of the quantitative data collection tool conducted with teachers, no significant relation was observed between these findings, gender and branch variables. Similarly, administrators stated that STEM is more effective on the students, teachers are not well equipped to teach STEM, they need to train themselves to implement STEM in courses and curriculums should be prepared on a STEM basis.

Keywords


STEM perspective, STEM secondary school education, Views of administrators about STEM, Views of teachers about STEM.

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Title

STEM Education through the Perspectives of Secondary Schools Teachers and School Administrators in Turkey

Keywords

STEM perspective, STEM secondary school education, Views of administrators about STEM, Views of teachers about STEM.

DOI

10.20448/journal.522.2018.42.91.101

Date

2018-02-15

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Journal

Asian Journal of Education and Training
Vol 4, No 2 (2018) Page: 91-101

Online ISSN

2519-5387

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Authors & Affiliations

Mustafa ÇEVİK
Department of Primary Education, Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, Karaman
Turkey

Esma ÖZGÜNAY
Ministry of National Education, Karaman/Turkey
Turkey


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