A qualitative study on equal opportunity in education


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This study was conducted to understand and interpret how teachers working in primary schools affiliated with the Ministry of National Education in the provinces of Antalya and Bursa during the 2022-2023 academic year evaluated equal opportunities in education based on their opinions. The research was a qualitative study, and it was designed as descriptive fenomenology. According to the findings of the research, it was highlighted that enhancing technological equipment (such as smart boards, tablets, etc.) for students' access to education, opening libraries in schools, and taking measures to reduce student absenteeism were necessary. The research findings also concluded that teachers' instructional strategies played a significant role in providing equal opportunities in education to students. Collaborative teaching strategy stood out as the least utilized method. The reasons behind disparities in student achievement include parental attitude, intelligence level, environment, and the education curriculum. Suggestions were made to continue activities like Remedial Education Course (DYK), Primary School Enrichment Program (İYEP), and Supportive Education to reduce achievement disparities. Additionally, it was found that instructional materials such as reference books were necessary to reduce achievement disparities.

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2023-09-08

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Kahyaoğlu, R. B., Şener, A., Kaçar, E., Canbay Orakçıoğlu, S., Ünlü, A., Yurtseven, A., & Şahan, D. (2023). A qualitative study on equal opportunity in education. Journal of Action Qualitative & Mixed Methods Research, 2(2), 61–73. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8328361