The aim of this study is to examine the attitudes of primary school teachers regarding their democratic attitudes. The universe of the study is constituted by primary school teachers who work in public schools and private schools that in Bağcılar, Bahçelievler and Bakırköy districts of Istanbul in 2017-2018 school year. The sample of this study consist of 337 primary school teachers who work in public school and private school which are in Bağcılar and Bahçelievler district of Istanbul in 2017-2018 education year. In this study the screnning model was used. In this study "Democratic attitude scale" was used to obtain the data. Data from this scale was uploaded to SPSS programme and the averages of the results were calculated. T-test, Anova test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis H tests were used in the calculations. According to the results obtained from the survey, it was found that the attitudes of the primary school teachers about the democratic attitudes were positive. Attitudes of the primary school teachers about the democratic attitudes did not show any significant different according to the gender, age, marital status, duration of school, education level and the districts they worked in. According to the data obtained as a result of the research, the perception of primary school teachers about their democratic attitudes are not too low, on the middle. There isn’t any significant diffirence of the primary school teachers about the democratic attitudes according to their ages, marriage, marital status, the occupational seniority, the duration of study in school and the level of education. There is a significant diffirence of attitudes of the primary school teachers about the democratic attitudes according to the district which they work. The primary school teachers who work in Bahçelievler ve Bakırköy are higher than primary school teachers who work in Bağcılar. The democratic attitudes of the primary school principals were found to be positive and slightly above the medium level. There isn’t any significant diffirence of the primary school principals towards democratic attitudes according to their gender, age, marital status, professional seniority, year of work at his/her school, education level, type of school they served and district where they work.
Democratic attitude, primary school principals, primary school teacher