FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Educational Administration and Supervision

 

COURSE CONTENTS

 

COMPULSORY COURSES

 

ARM 600-Research Methods in Education

The course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills in research methodology and assist them in developing an effective and successful research proposal. The topics to be covered are: action research, classroom observation, data collection methods, statistical methods, analyzing and interpreting data using the SPSS software for quantitative research and/or qualitative research analysis software (Nvivo, Atlas.ti), writing research proposal, research ethics, quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methodologies and experimental research.

 

EYD 601-Comparative Educational Administration

 

The course presents fundamental principles related to Educational Administration with a comparative approach.  Educational administration philosophies and applications of leading countries will be investigated and compared.  The main objectives are to understand the structure of educational administration run by the authorities, identify the strengths and weaknesses of current applications and compare them with the homeland applications and philosophies.  

 

EYD 603-Advanced Statistics

This course consolidates knowledge of the advanced statistical techniques, including general linear modelling, multiple regression analysis and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Proficiency is acquired in the use of SPSS for the purpose of undertaking complex statistical analysis of educational data. The course prepares students to undertake dissertations and to conduct professional research by applying multi variance analysis like ANAVO, MANOVA, ANCOVA.

 

EYD 602-Comparative Educational Supervision

The course presents fundamental concepts related to Educational Supervision with a comparative approach.  Educational supervision philosophies and applications of leading countries are investigated and compared. The main objectives are to understand the structure of educational supervision run by the authorities, overview the strategic planning issues, gather and compare information related to supervisor education.

 

TSEM 680-THESIS SEMINAR

In the seminar course, students learn how to write their thesis proposal, which consists of the statement of the problem, significance and purpose of the study, research questions and hypothesis, etc. They should also write a concise literature review and provide information about the prospective participants, design of the study, instrumentation, as well as data collection and data analysis procedures.  

 

QUAL 600-QUALIFICATION EXAM

Students have to register for the qualification exam at the beginning of the semester and have to pass the written and oral examination in which the field knowledge is tested. Students will be assessed in terms of the subjects that are thought during the first three semesters and the general topics that cover the field.    

 

THES 690-Dissertation I

Students are expected to choose a subject that is relevant and beneficial to the field and write their dissertation according to the rules and guidelines that are supplied by the Graduate School. The first three sections including Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology must be written during the semester. At the end of the semester, the work completed by the students must be presented to the dissertation jury that is formed by Graduate School.

*Monitoring 1: The dates for presentation of the work completed will be announced by the Graduate School. 

 

THES 690-Dissertation II

Students are expected to apply the planned methodology that is presented in Dissertation 1. Findings and Interpretations must be written according to the guidelines of the Institution within a scientific manner; Results, Conclusion and Recommendations sections must be written within a holistic point of view stating the benefits of the research to the field of literature.  At the end of the semester, the dissertation must be presented to the dissertation jury that is formed by  the Graduate School.

*Monitoring 2: The dates for presentation of the work completed will be announced by the Graduate School.

 

THES 690-Dissertation III

Students are expected to finish the work under the required conditions of the Graduate school (the quality of the methodology applied, accepted plagiarism percentages) and a publication that is drawn from the dissertation must be accomplished under the framework of Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).

SUBJECT ELECTIVE COURSES

 

EYD605-Organizational Behavior

The course presents fundamental concepts in organizational behavior such as the concept of organization, individual behavior in organizations, motivation theories, groups in organizations, power and policy Issues, leadership and leadership theories, decision making in organizations, similarities and differences between the structure of non-profit and for-profit organizations.

 

EYD607-Analysis of Education Policies

The course focuses on the relationship between education and policy, the structure of the organizations that identify and apply educational policies, the problems of policy making. Students are expected to understand and state the differences between educational policies in EU, US and the homeland applications.

 

EYD606-Supervision of Instruction

This course will study the ways in which principals can incorporate instructional leadership into their organizational behavior and work with teachers to create instructional practices that raise the level of teaching and learning in the classroom. Students will learn how to use aspects of effective teaching strategies when working with teachers during the observation/walk-through process.

 

EYD608 -new Trends and Approaches in Educational Supervision

The course aims to present the latest approaches in Educational Administration, Supervision and Planning as well as the criticism of the traditional and modern supervision philosophies and applications. The comparative approach of the course aims to help students to review the literature in the field.  

 

EYD 613-Leadership

The course contains the leadership theory and its effect to governmental and anon governmental organizations in both finance and education sector. Leadership styles, leadership types that are adopted by administrators and the organization workers.  

 

EYD 615-Qualitative Research Design and Analysis

The course contains the aspects of qualitative research design, data collection tools and data analysis techniques. Students are expected to create a research model by using different data collection tools as interviews, observation and documentation. Triangulation of the three techniques will be also encouraged to enrich the data collected which can be helpful during the dissertation process for mixed methodology designs.

 

FREL 500-Free Elective Course

An elective course that can be chosen form other departments of the university including similar contents and course activities.  


GRADUATE SCHOOL

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, SUPERVISION AND PLANNING DOCTORATE PROGRAMME

The programme is consited of six semesters with four compulsory and three electice courses  10 ECTS each. Thesis Seminar is 20 ECTS, Qualification exam is 30 ECTS and three disseration semesters are 30 ECTS each. Total ECTS 240.

CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
ARM 600 Research Methods in Education 3 3 10 The course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills in research methodology and assist them in developing an effective and successful research proposal. The topics to be covered are: action research, classroom observation, data collection methods, statistical methods, analyzing and interpreting data using the SPSS software for quantitative research and/or qualitative research analysis software (Nvivo, Atlas.ti), writing research proposal, research ethics, quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methodologies and experimental research.
ARM 600 Research Methods in Education 3 3 10 ARM 600
EYD 601 Comparative Educational Administration 3 3 10 The course presents fundamental principles related to Educational Administration with a comparative approach. Educational administration philosophies and applications of leading countries will be investigated and compared. The main objectives are to understand the structure of educational administration run by the authorities, identify the strengths and weaknesses of current applications and compare them with the homeland applications and philosophies.
Total 9 30

Course Descriptions

ARM 500 Research Methodology ( 3-0)3

 

The course engages students in applying principles of research methodology and assists them in developing an effective and successful research proposal.  The topics to be covered are: action research, classroom observation, data collection methods, statistical methods, analysing and interpreting data using the SPSS computer package, writing the research proposal, research ethics, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, and experimental approach.

 

 

MEDU511 – Educational Administration (3,0)3

Basic concepts of subject, the concept of educational management, the model of educational management, organizational efficiency, efficient school, organizational form of school, strength of the form, management process, sub-processes of management, the management of curriculum, the management of student sources, the management of employee sources, the management of common services, the management of economic sources.

 

 

 

MEDU550 – Organizational Theories (3,0)3

The course focuses on theoretical approaches to organizational management. The importance of organizational theory, educational leadership, organizational development and leadership as a change in educational setting with a special reference to reforming Turkish educational system. Definitions of the concept of  ‘’quality” and “total quality management”. Application of total quality management principles and procedures to educational process.

 

MEDU553 Statistics(3 0 3)

This course is designed to give students the necessary skills to analyze research projects. This course will be a thorough and reasonably comprehensive introduction to understanding, critically evaluating, conducting, and writing about analyses for  most studies in social science-related disciplines. The sessions will be held in a computer lab, where students will practice working with and analyzing an actual dataset using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) software for Windows. By the end of the course, students should be able to distinguish between theories and hypotheses; analyze and interpret statistical results; present data in graphical form; and perform parametric and non parametric statistical analysis using SPSS.  

 

MEDU560 - Administrative and Organizational Behaviours (3,0)3 

 

Basic concepts about subject, science of organizational behaviour, the quality of organizational behaviour, the characteristics  of organizational behaviour, the form of organizational behaviour, management behaviour, the personality of employee, the strength of employee, cognitive and affective strength of employee, duty and employee, employee at work process, employee at duty.

 

 

 

MEDU562 - Current Approaches to Supervision in Education (3,0)3

This course mainly focuses on basic concepts and principles of educational organization, principles of instructional and clinical supervision with their implementations and current approaches to reflective supervision and management.

 

 

 

MEDU578 - Curriculum Development in Education     (3, 0)3

This course aims the students to understand the basic curriculum concepts, conceptual bases of curriculum development, design and model of curriculum, the process of curriculum development (planning, designing, measuring, evaluating and keeping sustained) and to understand duties and responsibilities of schools,inspectors, teachers and curriculum experts during curriculum development process.

 

 

 

MEDU588 -Supervision at Preschool and Primary Schools (3,0)3

 

This course focuses on the preschool and primary school systems, investigating the preschool and primary school supervision system, the role and responsibilities of supervisors, supervision process in preschool and primary school, problems in supervision system, and preschool and primary school and primary school supervision systems and their application in various countries.

 

 

 

THES - 590  Thesis  (3,0)3

 

Supervised independent research on a topic approved by the student’s advisor and the head of the department or the coordinator of the programme. It must be an original contribution to the field of Turkish language and literature education.

 

 

 

TSEM580 – Seminar (3,0)3

 

This course is essential preparation for your MA thesis through prescribed readings, written and/or oral presentation of the work developed. The course deals with theoretical and methodological issues that are central to research in the field of study