The Children's Perceptions of the Teacher: An Analysis of the Drawings Created by the Children
This study aims to determine how 66 and 68 months children in the first grade of primary school perceive their teachers by examining the pictures they drew. The research was based on the phenomenological design, a qualitative research method. This study used cluster sampling, which is a randomization based sampling method. The research sample was composed of 152 first graders (80 boys and 72 girls). The children were asked to draw their teachers in one course hour (40 minutes) while their teachers were present in the classroom. After completing the drawings, interviews were conducted with the students during which they were asked to explain their pictures. Drawings obtained within the scope of the study have analyzed with Teacher Perception Coding List developed by Aykaç (2012). Most of the children illustrated their teachers as female, chic, cheerful, clean and well-groomed. Besides, gender did not make a significant difference in teacher perception.
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