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A description of opportunities and threats at Education Faculty: A case study

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Author(s): Ali Rıza Erdem

Journal: International Journal of Human Sciences
ISSN 1303-5134

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 474;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: PAU Education Faculty | mission | opportunities | threats | inner and outer participants

ABSTRACT
The purpose of that qualitative study is to put forward its opportunity and threats of PAU Education Faculty by taking the inner and outer participants’ perception. The model search is “the case study”. As in many qualitative studies “the case study will be relatively on a “small-scale” The data gained were collected randomly and, through “the case study”, chosen by group modeling method in 2005-2006 academic year. The study includes 223 participants chosen among outer and participants’. The perceptions of inner and outer participants of The Education Faculty of PAU were obtained by “Open Ended Inquiry”. The inquiry was studied on the volunteers, all of whom had already been evaluated for modeling beforehand. The data, which had been obtained about The Education Faculty of PAU through inner and outer participants, were matched with “thematic content analyzing Process”. As a result of the study, according to inner and outer participants’ perceptions, the first leading three opportunities, which are provided by powers and tendencies for the Education Faculty and which occur out of PAU Education Faculty’s control, are as following: (1) Industrial and trade institutions’ (private ones) providing financial support to certain projects, (2) The wealthy people’s in Denizli supporting the Faculty financially, (3) Those people’s providing scholarship to students. And the most leading three threats are, in order, as following: (1) Politicians’ and political parties’ polarization to science and harming the scientific freedom, (2) Differences in political mind (right left wings) causing polarization and fighting, (3) Political tendency’s being critical in recruiting new staff and a discrimination, in the end.
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