Year 2018, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 113 - 123 2018-12-20

An Evaluation of the Transition Process from Teaching to the Academia

Abdullah Balıkçı [1] , Ramazan Cansoy [2] , Hanifi PARLAR [3]

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The recent increase in the number of universities in Turkey has speeded up the transition of teachers who receive graduate education to the academia. However, this rapid transition brought a variety of problems. The present study focused on the experiences regarding the transition from teaching to the academia from a holistic perspective. The qualitative research method and the phenomenological design were employed in the study. The participants were seven academics who passed to the academia from a teaching career. Convenient sampling and snowball sampling were used in the selection of the participants. The research data were gathered through an interview form.  An audio-recorder was used not to lose data during the interviews. In the analysis of the data, the descriptive analysis technique was employed. As for the reliability and validity of the study, data triangulation, external revision, direct quotations and referee evaluation were put into practice. Three themes were revealed as a result of the data analysis. These themes were the teaching profession and process, graduate education process and the process of becoming an academic. The findings of the study are as follows: The teaching profession was practised willingly and with a human-oriented approach. Teaching was seen as a way for serving the society through students. Graduate education was regarded as a difficult process, but expectations overcame the difficulties. Since the participants had to work as a teacher and learn as an undergraduate student at the same time could be challenging both financially and psychologically. Academicianship was perceived as a place for critical and scientific thinking. The transition to the academia was followed by the efforts to adapt to the new institutional and physical environment. Based on the study, it can be suggested that the teaching profession should be made more development-oriented through graduate education, and legal regulations should be made to ease the bureaucratic difficulties teachers experience while receiving graduate education.


Academia, Phenomenological design, Academicianship, teaching
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Abdullah Balıkçı
Institution: İSTANBUL ÜNİVERSİTESİ - CERRAHPAŞA
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-2768-9939
Author: Ramazan Cansoy
Institution: KARABUK UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-6313-6955
Author: Hanifi PARLAR (Primary Author)
Institution: İSTANBUL TİCARET ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


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APA Balıkçı, A , Cansoy, R , PARLAR, H . (2018). An Evaluation of the Transition Process from Teaching to the Academia. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 5 (2), 113-123. DOI: 10.33200/ijcer.494531
MLA Balıkçı, A , Cansoy, R , PARLAR, H . "An Evaluation of the Transition Process from Teaching to the Academia". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 5 (2018): 113-123 <http://ijcer.net/issue/40754/494531>
Chicago Balıkçı, A , Cansoy, R , PARLAR, H . "An Evaluation of the Transition Process from Teaching to the Academia". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 5 (2018): 113-123
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