International Online Journal of Educational Sciences, cilt.10, sa.3, ss.81-98, 2018 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
The most significant element of schools, i.e., the building block of educational system, seems to be
school administrators. Learning motivation, perception and level of school principal and viceprincipals are considered as significant for the success of educational system. This study was
conducted in order to analyse professional learning perceptions of school administrators at different
career phases. The study was structured with a qualitative approach. The study group consists of 15
school administrators. In-depth interviews were utilized in order to gather data. Semi-structured
interview forms were used as data collection tool with respect to professional learning process.
Categories and themes were created following content analysis for the assessment of qualitative data.
As a result of the analysis of qualitative data, it seems that professional leaning levels of school
administrators differ based on career phases. Three different themes were obtained following the
content analysis of the data gathered thereof. These themes were identified as follows School Culture
Based on Professional Learning, Professional Learning within the Context of Professional
Administration and Professional Learning within the Context of Reflective Thinking