Causes of Conflict in Preschool Educational Institutions and Teacher Opinions on Solution Proposals
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Keywords:Conflict, Resolution, Preschool
The aim of this research is to examine the causes of conflicts experienced in preschool educational institutions and the solutions offered by teachers to conflicts. Depending on this purpose, it has been determined what are the causes of individual, organizational and managerial conflicts experienced in preschool educational institutions and what are the solution proposals brought to these conflicts. The study group of the study consists of 10 teachers working in preschool educational institutions. The teachers who make up the study group work in Antakya district of Hatay province. In order to avoid data loss in the interviews, audio recordings were made in the interviews in accordance with the permission of the teachers. The names of the teachers participating in the study were kept secret, the teachers participating in the study were coded as Ö1, Ö2, Ö3.... Interview technique, one of the qualitative study methods, was used in the research. In the research, a semi-structured interview form was used to collect the data. The data obtained in the interview were transferred to the article and thematic coding of the data was made. By Deciphering the common aspects between the obtained codes, themes covering the codes were reached.
According to the interviewed teachers, personality differences (23.3%) and groupings (23.3%) were shown as the most important reasons for individual conflicts. Other reasons for individual conflicts are listed as teachers talking behind each other's backs, differences of purpose and miscommunication issues. Back-talking (gossip), differences of purpose, miscommunication and power struggles have been mentioned as other reasons. According to teachers, bureaucratic work redundancy (32%) is the most common cause of organizational conflict. Demands and pressures from higher authorities are also an important reason mentioned in organizational studies (16%). Apart from these, ”lack of corporate culture“, lack of a significant subordinate-superior relationship and ”parent pressure" have also been shown to be among the causes of organizational Deciency. It was stated that the biggest reason among the reasons for managerial conflict was “discrimination” (27.3%). Dec. It has been stated by teachers that reasons such as the presence of personal interests in relationships, lack of resources, interference in the teachers' field, differences in management concepts and unfairness in awarding are also effective in the emergence of managerial conflicts.
80% of teachers stated that they solve individual conflicts by “communicating, reconciling”. The majority of teachers (46.7%) think that “cooperation and division of labor” are important in solving organizational conflicts. In administrative conflicts, it was concluded that ”finding a common path" is the most preferred path by teachers (36.36%).
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