Peer Supervision: Its Applicability İn Turkey And Assessment İn Terms Of Some Supervision Principles
The objective of the research is to study the efficacy and applicability of peer supervision in Turkey within the frame of several principles of educational supervision with regard to the opinions of English teachers working at state secondary schools. In accordance with this objective, peer supervision practice was carried out with 12 teachers volunteering to be in the working group and working at four state secondary schools in two districts of Istanbul. The pattern of the research was formed with regard to embedded mixed pattern. In the research, “single group pre & post test model”, which is a pre experiment model was adopted. Within this scope, qualitative data was collected through an experimental research. The quantitative data of the research was collected via ““The Survey Regarding the Ideas of Teachers of English on the Efficacy of Peer Supervision at Secondary Schools” generated by the researchers and the qualitative data was collected through interview forms. Qualitative date of the research was analysed via McNemar Bowker (X2) and Kappa tests. Qualitative data of the research was resolved through content analysis. At the end of the research, peer supervision is seem to be an effective approach by the teachers comprising the working group within the content of both effective supervision of teaching process and efficacy of the supervisor. In order to get the expected benefit from peer supervision, teachers have drawn attention to the importance of prevention of the voluntary basis and planning including school management. Moreover, teachers consider peer supervision as appropriate for continuous and situational principles and as practicable for Turkey.