Quality Of Education İn Rural Schools: A Needs Assessment Study (ankara-kalecik Sample)
This study aims to examine the quality of education provided by elementary schools in Kalecik, a rural district of Ankara, from the perspectives of administrators, teachers, and students. The participants of the study were 3 administrators, 33 teachers, and 212 students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades chosen from 3- elementary school. Data related to school facilities, students’ educational expectations, teacher characteristics, school climate and education quality, parent involvement, curriculum implementation and availability of technology, and instructional materials collected by using questionnaires. Results indicated that both teachers and students are satisfied with the school’s physical conditions. Conversely, the number of teachers teaching outside their areas of license is quite high. Besides, lack of technology and lack of parental involvement found to be factors that might have an effect on the quality of education. Moreover, teachers tend to encourage competition rather than cooperation among students.