Who Is Innovative? Examination of Teachers' Innovativeness Level


Demir Basaran S. , Keles S.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.30, no.4, pp.106-118, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-118

Abstract

The changing world has brought many innovations with itself. Teachers who educate children are wanted to be of a specific level within the context of innovativeness. According to literature, it is obivious that there are few studies about innovativeness. The aim of this research is to search teachers' innovativeness levels, their categories and these categories' differentiation according to some variables. This study was carried out in Sivas. By using stratified sampling, 370 teachers were reached in the city centre, county and countryside. As data collection vehicle, we used "Individual Innovativeness Scale" adapted to Turkish by Kilicer and Odabasi. Results showed that teachers have an average innovativeness level. Among the variables of gender, length of service, working school and working area, it was found that only the working area affects irmovativeness levels of teachers.