Evaluation of Twitter Users Writings about Teachers in Turkey
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CitationYavuz, M. (2014). Evaluation of Twitter Users Writings about Teachers in Turkey. Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 14, 4, 1325-1338.
As a social sharing network whose number of users worldwide continues to rapidly increase, Twitter has become an active network for individuals to share their thoughts and feelings at any given time. The purpose of this work, then, is to evaluate Twitter users of Turkey in terms of how they write about their teachers on Twitter. In order to collect research data, the document analysis, a qualitative research method, was used to collect data during the first quarter of 2012. Specifically, Turkish Twitter users’ writings containing the ‘teacher’ were analyzed using the content analysis method. When tweets (articles) containing the word ‘teacher’ were examined, prominent emerging themes were discovered, including issues relating to teacher appointments, their low salary, criticisms of Turkey’s ministry of national education and its training systems, the value given to teachers as a community, teachers’ inadequacies, teachers’ unfair practices, and clichéd statements and words stereotypically used by teachers in the classroom
SourceKuram ve Uygulamada Eğitim Bilimleri