VIEWS ON TEACHER LEADERSHİP ROLES INSIDE AND OUTSİDE THE CLASSROOM


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Jf Alnakhala N., Şahin Fırat N.

BALKAN 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES, Kırklareli, Turkey, 6 - 07 January 2024, pp.312-326

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Kırklareli
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-326
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Teacher leadership is emerging as a concept that increasingly becomes central to professional life, emphasizing different roles of individuals. Leadership is now viewed as a fundamental dimension in the functional practices of teachers, reflecting the growing importance of teachers' roles in both classroom and extracurricular interactions. This study aims to uncover teachers' perspectives on their leadership roles within and beyond the classroom. To achieve this objective, researchers developed a semi-structured interview form directed at 12 teachers working in various public and private elementary schools in Izmir province. Data were analyzed using content analysis technique. The findings can be summarized as follows: Teachers' views on in-class teaching roles encompass (1) non-routine roles, (2) showing interest in students, (3) peer observation, (4) knowledge exchange with other schools, (5) crisis management, (6) subject expertise, and (7) professional development. Regarding teachers' views on out-of-class teaching roles, these involve (1) aiding administration, (2) participation in activities, (3) relationship with parents, (4) involvement in instructional processes, (5) involvement in school policies, and (6) involvement in school issues, categorized under different themes.