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ERIC Number: ED537853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
ICT Student Teachers' Judgments and Justifications about Ethical Issues
Alakurt, Turgay; Bardakci, Salih; Keser, Hafize
Online Submission, Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry v3 n4 p48-63 Oct 2012
In this study, Turkish ICT student teachers' judgments and justifications in four scenarios involving ICT-related ethical problems were investigated. Scenarios were designed based on Mason's (1986) four ethical issues: privacy, accuracy, property and accessibility. The study was carried out in the fall of 2010. We used the critical incidents technique (CIT)--a qualitative research approach--and the data were gathered via a structured questionnaire. The questionnaire was conducted face-to-face with an in-person interview. Participants were 35 ICT student teachers from the Faculty of Educational Science at Ankara University. The associations between different categorical variables were analysed with Fisher's exact test. Open-ended questions were analysed through content analysis. The findings revealed that gender does not affect the ethical judgments and justifications of ICT student teachers. Furthermore the same reasons and justifications were reported by ICT student teachers who have taken course in ethic and those who have not taken the course. Moreover, out of the four issues considered in this study, accessibility was found as the most controversial issue. In addition to that it was observed that a number of ICT student teachers do not attain the right justifications due to the lack of knowledge on copyrights, intellectual property and the policies of web sites. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey