The purpose of this study is to explore how frame factors can affect teaching. The study is about the primary school teacher in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through locating the frame factors influencing primary education the research question is addressed through three research objectives. The location of the study is Sarajevo and the data collection sites are two primary schools.
A qualitative research approach was applied, designed as a case study. The concepts included in the theoretical framework provide the study with tools to analyze the relationship between the micro levels of education; represented by the teachers, with the macro level; represented by a state level framework law.
The presented findings are based on the analysis of six in-dept interviews with teachers in one school, further these were analysed in relation with a law on education that was adopted in June 2003 at the state level. The findings from this study indicate that there are a number of regulating factors that influences the character of the frames surrounding primary school teachers in BiH. This study found that teachers own motivation, the school code and the schools’ perceived scope of action to affect the teachers.