A Metaphorical Study about Transported Education in Turkey
Dr. İhsan Topçu, Dr. Celal Teyyar Uğrlu, Dr. Soner Doğan, Cahit Kavtelek

This is a quantitative designed phenomenological research to investigate the perceptions of students, parents and teachers on transported education. It consists of the metaphors created by the participants from a selected school that supplies such an educational service in an urban area. Critical sampling, one of the purposeful sampling methods, was used in the study. Participants were chosen from a high school in Şebinkarahisar town of the Giresun Province in 2012-2013 Academic Year. The school was also serving transported education to the rural area around the town. Population of the study were 15 teachers, 15 students and 15 parents from the school. In the study, an open ended phrase; “Transported education is like ………, because …………”, was used as data collection tool. Data was analyzed via content analyses technique. Findings show that students created 13 different metaphors, teachers have produced 15 different metaphors and parents have expressed 12 different metaphors. Taking into consideration, the common features of those metaphors, they were grouped into two different conceptual categories. Results revealed that participants produced both positive and negative metaphors, yet teachers had more negative metaphors compared to the other two study groups.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v4n4a23