Opinions of Parents and Teachers on Character Education of Secondary School Students



The purpose of this research is to determine the effect of parents and teachers on the character education of secondary school students based on the opinions of teachers and parents. In order to determine the effect of parents and teachers on the character education of secondary school students, phenomenology design, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in this study. In this context, qualitative data in the research were obtained through a voice recorder based on semi-structured interview form data. The study group of this research consists of 15 teachers and 15 parents working in various branches and levels from 11 different secondary school institutions, including Siirt province central schools, in the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. Persons were selected through maximum diversity case sampling from sampling methods. In the analysis phase of the data obtained from the parents and teachers, descriptive analysis, one of the qualitative data analysis methods, was used. The teachers and parents were coded as "T1 and P1" according to the order in which they were written down. In order to ensure the reliability of the study, two separate researchers analyzed the data, and the obtained findings were tried to increase the reliability by ensuring the similarity by comparison. In addition, direct quotations from the views of the participants were included in order to ensure the reliability of the study. According to parents and teachers, character education is education that includes placing the basic moral values ​​that should be given by parents at a young age to children, that both parents and teachers have a great influence on the character development of children, and that they are fair, patient, sincere, good character traits that teachers should have. good role model, honest, responsible, smiling, consistent, understanding, compassionate, loving, open to learning and teaching, passionate, respectful, good communication, self-confidence and self-efficacy, reliable, disciplined, tolerant, well-intentioned, knowledgeable. It has been concluded that hardworking, self-sacrificing and well mannered.

Keywords: Teacher, parent, character, character education.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/12-20-02

Publication date:October 31st 2022

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