The Metaphors That Elementary School Students use to Describe the Term "Teacher"

Ruhan Karadağ, Mehmet Gülteki̇n
2012 Mersin Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi  
The aim of this study is to investigate metaphors that elementary school 5th and 8th grade students(N=567) use in order to describe the term "teacher". The data were collected using a questionnaireconsisting of open-ended questions, and analyzed using qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques.Content analysis technique was used in the analysis of qualitative data, and chi square was used inquantitative data analysis. According to the results of the study, it was found out that 83 valid
more » ... out that 83 valid metaphorswere produced by 429 elementary school students. These metaphors were collected under 6 conceptualheadings according to their common features. It was observed that the conceptual categories formed relatedto the metaphors that elementary school students use have no significant difference according to gender andschool levels, but have significant differences related to their classroom levels.
doi:10.17860/efd.74131 doaj:344afd3c0dc34059aa231bd33adde007 fatcat:yv2p3j4pebdktjnofca6kj4tqm