Voices from the frontliners: The case of motivations and challenges of mismatched women teachers in public secondary schools Öncülerin Sesleri: Devlet Ortaokullarındaki Uyumsuz Kadın Öğretmenlerin Motivasyonları ve Zorlukları Örneği

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Harja H., Mukminin A., Muhaimin M., Hidayat M., Haryanto E., Sari S. R. , ...More

Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, vol.12, no.2, pp.201-221, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17569/tojqi.818881
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-221
  • Keywords: Educational mismatch, Interpersonal factors, Mismatched women teachers, Social service factors


© 2021, Abdullah Kuzu. All rights reserved.Good teaching is obviously significant for education. There is no much definitive empirical evidence that motivational determinants of mismatched teachers keep teaching while they are also challenged by unintended consequences of being mismatched teachers. This case study sought to find out mismatched women teachers’ motivations in public secondary schools. The data were collected mainly through semi-structured interviews. All interview data were recorded, transcribed, analyzed, and divided into themes. We followed the stages including: (a) preparing, engaging and immersing ourselves with the interview data, (b) creating preliminary codes, (c) seeking out for themes and sub-themes, (d) looking over or reviewing themes, (e) classifying and identifying themes. Our recursive analysis of the data helped us to conclude three major themes and several sub-themes including interpersonal factors: Supportive colleagues and family, social service factors: Obligation as educators, and challenges (content knowledge, the non-availability of teaching and learning materials, low salary but not feel dejected). Recommendations and implications are also discussed.