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Essential qualities for elementary teachers of the 21st century: voices of key stakeholders

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dc.contributor.author Akın, Sibel
dc.contributor.author Ok, Ahmet
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-02T12:12:57Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-02T12:12:57Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.issn 1305-3515
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.17051/ilkonline.2021.01.045
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12485/756
dc.description.abstract This study aimed to explore the essential qualities for elementary teachers specifically in the 21st century based on the perspectives of teacher educators, pre-service and in-service elementary teachers, and the authorities of the Ministry of National Education and the Council of Higher Education in Turkey. Designed as phenomenological research, the participants included 58 teacher educators, 29 pre-service elementary teachers, 28 in-service elementary teachers, four authorities from the Ministry of National Education and one authority from the Council of Higher Education, who were selected through criterion sampling, maximum variation sampling, and snowball sampling strategies. The data were collected through semi-structured face-to-face interviews, and analyzed by content analysis method. The participants reported that elementary teachers needed to possess certain qualities that include the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the following domains: (1) information and communication technologies, (2) higher-order thinking skills, (3) autonomy and collaboration, (4) flexibility, (5) adaptation, (6) culturally responsiveness, (7) local and universal issues, (8) personal and professional development, (9) students with special needs, (10) differentiation, and (11) effective communication. The study does not only reflect the evolving needs of elementary teachers along with the changing characteristics of the societies in the 21st century, but it also offers a ground for the future directions of elementary teacher admission, preparation, certification, evaluation, and appointment policies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ankara University en_US
dc.subject 21st century skills en_US
dc.subject Elementary teacher education en_US
dc.subject Elementary teachers en_US
dc.subject Phenomenology en_US
dc.subject Teacher competence en_US
dc.subject Teacher qualities en_US
dc.subject Turkey en_US
dc.title Essential qualities for elementary teachers of the 21st century: voices of key stakeholders en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Elementary Education Online en_US
dc.identifier.issue 1 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 532 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 552 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 20 en_US


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