The purpose of this study is to determine the level of the fifth grade students communication with their teachers and wheather the communication with the teacher differ according to the gender. Since this study aimed to determine the existing situation, it is organized according to general screening model . The research was conducted in the 2011-2012 academic year. The universe of the study consists of fifth grade students studying at primary schools located on the European side of Istanbul. The research sample is determined through proportional cluster sampling. The research sample consists of 469 fifth grade students studying in government schools in districts of Bakırköy representing the upper socio-cultural level , Bahçelievler the middle socio-cultural level and Bağcılar the lower socio-cultural level. In the study, "Scale for Assessment of Communication Between Teacher and Child" is used for data gathering. According to the "Scale for Assessment of Communication Between Teacher and Child" scores the students have relatively high communication level with their teachers. It is observed that in the "Scale for Assessment of Communication Between Teacher and Child" sub dimensions "Respect", "Effectiveness" and "Expression Skills" the students have obtained relatively high average scores . The girls have higher scores then boy students at "Scale for Assessment of Communication Between Teacher and Child" in total and also higher scores at "Respect" and "Expression Skills" subscales. "In the Effectiveness" subscale scores of "Communication Between Teacher and Students Assessment Scale", there is no significant difference between girls and boys.
Communication, Teacher-Student Communication, Scale for Assessment of Communication Between Teacher