Metaphorical Perceptions About Being A Teacher in Turkey During The Pandemic Period
Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey
In this study which aims to uncover and examine the metaphorical meanings that teachers have attributed to the concept of teaching during the pandemic period, phenomenological method that is a qualitative research design was used. The study group of the research consists of the teachers working in public primary, secondary and high schools in a city in the Western Black Sea Region during the spring semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. The teachers participating in this study were selected on a voluntary basis. In order to collect the data, a semi-structured interview form used in qualitative research method was used as a data collection tool. Content analysis that consisted of such procedures as coding, finding themes, organizing the data according to code and themes was used in the analysis of the data. Based on these perceptions, 278 metaphors were obtained related to the concept of ‘’being a teacher in Turkey during the pandemic period’’. The related metaphors were grouped under 12 categories by the researchers. When they were examined, it emerged that the preferred metaphors usually reflected a negative structure.