Author(s): ?smail GELEN, Gonca ÇINAR
In Turkey, state takes the responsibility of looking after children who are in need to protection. Child care workers deal with these children at institutions such as children’s home, foster home. This study aims to identify the problems of workers who work for the institutions of Family and Social Politics, and their solutions to problems they identified. This study is a descriptive case study which is type of a qualitative study. Half structured and open ended questions are asked to participants and their answers are rated independently by 3 raters to enhance reliability. In the study maximum variation sampling of purposeful sampling which is a non-randomize sampling is used. Survey for identifying problems of child care workers and teacher, administrator, and social service workers is used. Knot and categories are formed in the analysis. Then, these categories are associated multi directional, and descriptive, interpretive and pattern codes are used.
According to results of the study, problems of child care workers’ and teachers’, administrators’ and social service workers’ are categorized as children, personnel, administrators, head office/laws, building/home. According to data, deficiency of personnel, excessive responsibility and work load of personnel, disharmony between people, and administrative problems are identified. In the findings that are about children, too many students, not dealing with children’s problems, not having enough number of social activities, problems that children meet at the schools, and arrangement problems in the institution are occurred. Additionally, problems about family, building, transportation, and law are faced.
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