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Berrin Burgaz
Sibel Bakan


The aim of this research is to find out primary school teachers’ types of forgiveness and to discuss organisational reflections of these types. The research is based on a qualitative study. The selection of participants is based on the criterion sampling method which is categorized under purposive sampling. The data for this research was obtained through interviews with five teachers working in the same school. The data from these interviews was categorised into 20 case studies. Data is analysed by descriptive analysis. The results show that teachers totally forgive students, parents and other teachers whereas they do not forgive school managers.

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Berrin Burgaz, Hacettepe University

Berrin Burgaz is an associate professor of Educational Sciences in the Faculty of Education, at University of Hacettepe in Ankara, Turkey. Her research interest includes the issues of organizational behaviour, teacher education and development, educational supervision, educational policy and Bologna Process.

Sibel Bakan, Hacettepe University

Sibel Bakan is a doctoral student in Graduate Institute of Educational Sciences at University of Hacettepe in Ankara, Turkey. She is also a teacher of English. Her research interest includes the issues of organizational behaviour.


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