An Alternative Educational System Based on the Opinions of Educational Stakeholders: Home Schools
pp. 56-69 | Published Online: December 2014 | DOI: 10.12973/unibulletin.312.5
Secil Eda Kartal, Ibrahim Kocabas
Schools, which enable children to socialize and adapt with the society, are obliged to undergo changes over time. With this respect, many alternative educational practices have been developed. Home schools, whose applicability has increased recently, are only one of these alternative educational practices. The main purpose of the implementation is to remove the bad habits acquired from schools and to enable cultural transmission. There are no comprehensive studies in Turkey on homeschooling. This study was conducted to determine how homeschooling is perceived and its applicability in Turkey. The study group consists of teachers, school administrators and educational inspectors working in secondary schools. A total of 23 focus group discussions were carried out with the participants and qualitative research method was used. The stakeholders were asked to state their opinions on the question “What do you think homeschooling is?” and then general information was given by the researcher. When the opinions are considered, there are differences among the stakeholders. After general information was given by the researcher, answers for the question “Is homeschooling applicable in Turkey? Why?” was sought. With this respect, the opinions were classified as positive, negative and suggestions for possible outcomes.
Keywords: alternative education, home schools, educational shareholders, schoolReferences
Aiex, N. K. (1994). Homeschooling and Socialization of Children. University of Oregon.
Aydin, I. (2002). Alternatif Okullar. Ankara, Pegem-A Yayincilik.
Basham, P., Merrifield, J., & Hepburn, C. R. (2007). Home Schooling: From the Extreme to the Mainstream. Studies In Education Policy (2nd edition). Retrieved from http://www.fraserinstitute.org/publicationdisplay.aspx?id=13089.
Broadhurst, D. (1999). Investigating young children’s perceptions of homeschooling. Paper presented at the AARE Annual Conference, Melbourne, 1999. Retrieved from http://www.aare.edu.au/data/publications/1999/bro99413.pdf
Creswell, J. W. (1998). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Traditions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Colak, I., Altinkurt, Y., & Yilmaz, K. (2014). The Relationship between Teachers’ Teacher Leadership Roles and Organizational Commitment Levels. Educational Process: International Journal, 3(1-2), 35-51.
Denzin, N. K. (2010). Moments, mixed methods, and paradigm dialogs, Qualitative Inquiry, 16(6), 419-427.
Evokulluluk (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://tr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evokulluluk
Farrell, L., & Ryan, T. (2006). Ev Okulu (D. Yasar, Trans.), Zil ve Teneffus Dergisi, 6.
Glesne, G. (2013). Becoming Qualitative Researchers (2nd. ed.) (A. Ersoy, & P. Yalcinoglu, Trans., Eds.). Ankara: Ani Yayincilik.
Gunduz, M. (2006). New Approaching Application of Deschooling Education - Critics of Tutoring Case. Journal of National Education, 172, 232-239.
Hunt, J. (2000). How do homeschooling parents know their children are learning? Retrieved from http://www.naturalchild.com/jan_hunt/evaluation.html
Inal, K. (2008). Egitim ve Ideoloji. Istanbul: Kalkedon Yayincilik.
Marshall, G. (2005). Sosyoloji Sozlugu (O. Akinhay, & D. Komurcu, Trans.). Ankara: Bilim ve Sanat Yayinlari.
Martin, K. (2007). How to measure home school education. Retrieved from http://www.ontariohomeschool.org/ Dec01HRselection.html.
Miles, M. B., & Huberman, A. M. (1994). Qualitative Data Analysis. London: Sage Publication.
Morin, E. (2010). Gelecegin Egitimi Icin Gerekli Yedi Bilgi. Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi Universitesi Yayinlari.
Papadopoulou, V., & Yirci, R. (2013). Rethinking Decentralization in Education in terms of Administrative Problems. Educational Process: International Journal, 2(1-2), 7-18.
Princiotta, D., Bielick, S., & Chapman, C. (2006). Homeschooling in the United States: 2003 Statistical Analysis Report, 042, National Centre for Educational Statistics (NCES).
Ratner, J. (2010). Gunumuzde Egitim: John Dewey. Ankara: Pegem-A Yayincilik.
Ray, B. D. (2002). Customization through homeschooling. Educational Leadership, 59(7), 50-54.
Saban, A. (2004). Entry Level Prospective Classroom Teachers’ Metaphors About The Concept of “Teacher”. Turk Egitim Bilimleri Dergisi, 2, 135-155.
Sad, S. N., & Akdag, M. (2010). Homeschooling. Journal of National Education, 188, Autumn.
Stafford, T. (1998). Schooling and unschooling at home. Retrieved from http://ontariohomeschool.org/athome.html
Taylor, L. A., & Petrie, A. J. (2000). Home Education Regulations in Europe and Recent U.K. Research. Peabody Journal of Education, 75(1-2), 49-70.
Topkaya, N. (2013). Modern çağın yaygın hastalığı: Depresyon. Üniversitepark Bülten, 2(2).
Tosten, R., & Elcicek, Z. (2013). Home Schools within the Scope of Alternative Schools. Dicle University Journal of Ziya Gokalp Faculty of Education, 20, 37-49.
Yildirim, A. (2011). Elestirel Pedagoji, Paulo Freire ve Ivan Illich’in Egitim Anlayisi Uzerine (2nd ed.). Ankara: Ani Yayincilik.
Yildirim, A., & Simsek, H. (2011). Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Arastirma Yontemleri (8th ed.). Ankara: Seckin Yayincilik.
Yılmaz, K. (2013). 10 soruda 4+4+4 eğitim sistemi. Üniversitepark Bülten, 2(2).
► New issue coming soon! (Volume 11 Issue 1, 2022)
► Call for Papers
UNIBULLETIN is calling for submissions. Authors are invited to submit papers from the all fields of the Education (General) and Social Sciences (General) in the international context. All submissions should be presented only in English.