Original ArticlesCommunication Skills Comparison of Physical Education Teachers in Secondary Education and Professional Trainers in Sport Leagues
pp. 1 - 12
Educational research in secondary schools of Northern Cyprus is generally lacking and developing special programs on education to improve current level of education to modernize with new approaches and techniques certainly are in need for North Cyprus. One of the fundamental thinking about modernization of education system is improving communication skills of educators to able them to increase effectiveness of time that consuming in educational matters and improve quality. Young age groups’ education is important for all community members in a modern society and responsible education members’ communication skills are essential in this process of education of young generations. Based on this thought, to evaluate and analysis of whether secondary education level teachers have enough communication skills and abilities in pedagogical terms, two focus group are selected. Group one is physical education teachers of secondary education level while second group consists of professional trainers of youngster sport teams. The aim of this research was investigating communication skills of secondary education physical education teachers by comparing them with their relative counterparts, trainers in professional youngster team sports who are generally lacking basic pedagogical education background. Study shows that physical education teachers’ pedagogical education background helps improving communicational skills on dealing with youngsters when compared with professional sport trainers without any education on pedagogy.
Keywords: Physical Education, Teacher, Communication skills, Team Sport, Trainers, Young
The Comparison of Parents and Preschool Teachers’ Views about Character and Character Traits in Children
Ayşe Duran & Hakan Sariçam
pp. 13 - 27
It is a fact that the years of preschool is the foundation of gaining of character traits. The development of character starts in the family and continues authoritatively with school, for this reason the supporting each other of family and school is critical. For the determination of this supporting, the views of teachers and parents about this issue are required. The aim of this study is the examination of parents’ and teachers’ views about character and character traits of preschoolers. This research was completed with qualitative methods; the sample of study was 10 preschool teachers and 15 parents between 2014-2015 academic years in Adıyaman city center in Turkey. The data of research was collected with a semi-structured interview form developed by researcher. The analysis of data was done with content analysis method. According to the results of research, parents and teachers have different opinions about character. In addition, expectation and observation of parents and teachers show differences in terms of character traits in children. The results shows that parents took the primarily responsibility of development of their children’s character in themselves. In addition, teachers have different opinions about the role of parents in the development of character traits of children.
Keywords: Character, character traits, preschool education, parents, teachers
A Research on the Effect of Emotional Intelligence Level on Conflict Management Skill
pp. 28 - 43
Emotional intelligence, defined as understanding, inspiring and managing others’s feelings and leading competence, capacity or skill, is a subject on which studies have been increased in recent years in terms of its effects on social and work life. Emotional intelligence, a deterministic skill in individuals’ social lives and their relations with others, consists of five skills as managing yourself, social competence, motivation, empathy and communication skill. Most of them are the ones which help someone manage conflict and use effectively for disagreements with others. From this point of view, in this study, the focus is to figure out whether the level of emotional intelligence is effective on managing conflicts which both create troubles owing to its results and is often experienced among people, groups and organizations. Conflict, occuring as a result of disharmony among people and groups in organizations requires individuals to have certain social skills so as to overcome because of its psychological body. Within this framework; in this study, the level of emotional intelligence is determined on people under research, and it is analysed to find out whether its sub-dimensions have any effects on conflict management. In this research, for evaluating emotional intelligence, emotional intelligence scale, prepared by Schutte et al. and for measuring the level of conflict management, Rahim Organizational Conflict Inventory-II scale have been used. The relation between emotional intelligence and conflict management has been found statistically significant. Results show that emotional intelligence level that people have is effectiive on conflict management skill.
Keywords: Emotional intelligence, conflict management.