A COMPARISION OF THE PRIMARY EDUCATION AND MINISTRY SUPERVISORS' COMMUNICATION STYLES
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The purpose of this study was to determine the primary education and ministry supervisors' communication styles. The data of the research were collected with "supervisor interaction inventory" developed by Kremer-Hayon and Wubbels (1993). The questionnaire consists of 61 questions related to the dimensions. Leadership. helpful/friendly, understanding, responsibility/freedom, uncertain, dissatisfied, admonishing and strict. 308 elementary school teachers from 15 schools and 160 high school teachers from 10 schools who has been supervised participated to the research in Nigde. The data have been analysed using descriptive statistics methods. According to the study results it was found that primary education supervisors used the leadership and strict communication styles at most and uncertain and admonishing communication styles at least. Similarly it was found that ministry supervisors used the leadership and strict communication styles at most and dissatisfied and uncertain styles at least. There were differences between the communication styles of primary education and ministry supervisors. It was found out that ministry supervisors used leadership, helpful/friendly and strict communication styles with a higher level compared with the primary education supervisors.