Self Evaluations of Educational Administration and Supervision Graduate Students in Turkey

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Ferudun SEZGİN, ; Hasan KAVGACI , ; Ali Çağatay KILINÇ (2011)
  • Publisher: Bülent Ecevit University
  • Journal: Yükseköğretim ve Bilim Dergisi (issn: 2146-5959, eissn: 2146-5967)
  • Subject: Bologna process | Education (General) | Educational administration | Education | Graduate education | Turkey | L7-991 | L | Qualifications in higher education
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

This study aimed to examine the self evaluations of educational administration and supervision graduate students about their own qualifications in the context of National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in Turkey (NQF-HETR) in a descriptive way. In this respect, this study was designed as a qualitative research. Participants consisted of 15 master and 6 doctoral students who had completed the courses at educational administration and supervision graduate program. To collect the data, a semi-structured interview form developed by researchers was used. The results demonstrated that graduate students had problems especially with associating theory and practice, using research methods and techniques, designing interdisciplinary studies and studies capable of providing solutions for country problems, sharing knowledge in national and international platforms, and using foreign language. In addition, it was determined that participants had great expectations from course advisor faculty members in terms of overcoming the deficiencies expressed in the study. In the light of the results, some suggestions have been made in order to make graduate programs more capable of providing necessary knowledge, skills and competence expressed in NQF-HETR.
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