BIOLOGY TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES AND COMMUNICATION BEHAVIOR IN TURKEY: FROM THE VIEW POINT OF THEIR STUDENTS
The purpose of this study was to determine students’ perceptions about their biology teachers’ attitudes and communication behaviors in classroom environment in Turkey. A Likert type questionnaire was constructed consisting of 33 statements divided to three sub-sections. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability for the instrument was 0.9076. Results showed that attitudes, behaviors, communication and examination styles of the biology teachers in are ranged between normal and acceptable limits. Results also provide a discussion frame of communication related problems in order to improve the subject knowledge and teacher training programs.