Perceptions of School Teachers Regarding the Professionalism of the Teaching Profession

Yueksel S.

NEW EDUCATIONAL REVIEW, vol.20, no.1, pp.143-156, 2010 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-156
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study is to determine teachers' perceptions whether they have all the standards of professional teaching or not. Research indicated that teachers' perceptions that their profession is congruent with the standards of professional teaching are not high but a middle level. When these perceptions were examined with the point of view of variables, the perceptions of the teachers who are female, elementary school teachers, public school teachers, and the teachers graduated from other, not educational, faculties are high. According to the results of this research, there is no relationship between seniority and the perception of professionalism.