Investigation of Writing Habits of Primary School Teachers

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Süleyman Erkam Sulak

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Primary school has an important place in the acquisition of writing skill. Writing attitudes and habits of classroom teachers are influential in writing education during this period. This research aims to examine the writing habits of classroom teachers. To this end, classroom teachers' writing habits are examined in terms of the use of writing skills in everyday life, writing styles, contribution to their professional lives, participation in classroom writing activities and in what digital media. Qualitative research method is used in this study. The participants of the study consist of 22 class teachers who work in 3 primary schools in the province of Bartin in the academic year 2016-2017. Semi-structured interview form developed by expert opinion is preferred as data collection tool. The obtained data are analyzed through descriptive analysis method. The research found that classroom teachers often use writing skills in daily life, often write poetry, participate in classroom writing activities, mostly write in Word application and social media in digital environments.

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SULAK, Süleyman Erkam. Investigation of Writing Habits of Primary School Teachers. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. 497-504, apr. 2018. ISSN 1307-9298. Available at: <https://iejee.com/index.php/IEJEE/article/view/423>. Date accessed: 15 nov. 2018.
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