A case study on the use of materials by classroom teachers
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This research has the nature of a descriptive case study aiming to clarify the opinions of primary education classroom teachers about the use of materials and tools in the lessons. It is a qualitative research benefiting from focus group interview method which is one of the efficient data collection techniques. "Semi-Struetured Interview Form" has been used as data compilation tool. Research has been conducted in autumn term of 2006-2007 education year, in a primary school in Kirsehir province. Working group is composed of ten classroom teachers. Voice recorders and video cameras have been used in interviews. Data compiled through research have been analyzed by content analysis method and NVivo program. Consequently classroom teachers, who have been interviewed, have stated that they carry out various activities for an efficient and effective education and reaching; they use different materials in lesson in order to create a multi-learning setting for students; they are faced with many problems in terms of material use; the newly adopted education program requires more material use, however, due to the lack of sufficient preparation for the program this has not been possible; they also develop materials at school; they generally feel sufficient and successful in terms of material use; they are optimistic about material use in education in the future, however, they also think that the negative aspects of insufficient material will create problems in the future.