Analysing the Guiding Roles of Inspectors: Perspectives of School Administrators
Perspectives of School Administrators
Abstract: This study intends to demonstrate the opinions of school administrators consist of principal, senior assistants and inspectors working in primary schools on the guidance roles. Inspections improve the quality of education; hence, inspectors need to concentrate on assessment and other functions. The study aims to emphasize the value given to the career guidance role and increase its frequency. In that regard, the descriptive research technique reveals their opinions on the subject. The research study group consists of 20 school administrators working in primary education institutions in the 2019-2020 academic year. The data were collected using a semi-structured interview form with open-ended questions. The findings obtained from the content analysis application showed that generally, the inspectors' approach to teachers is tolerant, respectful, and moderate; teachers also revealed their expectations that schools should be inspected more frequently by their inspectors. In addition, it is seen that school administrators, whose expectations are limited in terms of vocational guidance, are expected to be more focused on guiding than supervising, share the innovations in education and make constructive criticism.
Keywords: Education Supervision, Inspector, School Administrators, Vocational guidance.