Challenges of female teachers working in villages of the provinces in the eastern and southeastern of Turkey


  • Esma Kuru 1



village, female teacher, education


Hardships of educators can be evaluated in line with the environmental conditions they work and live in. In particular, the hardships experienced by classroom teachers who work in villages are noticeable. In addition, the difficulties faced by female teachers grow even more during their Professional life. This study aims at analyzing the problems of female teachers who work in the villages of some provinces in the eastern and south eastern part of Turkey. The participants were selected using the criterion sampling method, and was composed of 30 female teachers in various villages of Diyarbakır, Van, Gaziantep and Kahramanmaraş provinces in the 2021-2022 school year. In the study, the structured interview technique, which is one of the qualitative data collection techniques was utilized. The obtained data were analyzed via the content analysis method. The results have revealed that female teachers generally do not experience problems with the villagers, but their teaching performance is negatively affected due to various other reasons such as accommodation, transportation, heating and poor living conditions.


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How to Cite

Kuru, E. (2023). Challenges of female teachers working in villages of the provinces in the eastern and southeastern of Turkey. Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 13(2), 284–296.