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ERIC Number: ED546467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
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Preservice Teachers' Preferences about Instructor Gender
Yapici, Senay
Online Submission, Mevlana International Journal of Education v4 n1 p141-149 Apr 2014
This is a qualitative research. Interview technique was used to collect data and the data were analyzed using quantifying the qualitative data. The participants were selected using convenience sampling method. They comprised 99 (51 female, 48 male) preservice teachers studying at eleven education faculties around Turkey. The consistency percentage of the research was found 89%. In response to the question about their preferences of instructor gender, 16% of the male preservice teachers who preferred "female" instructors stated that they do so because "they increase motivation", while 44% of the female preservice teachers preferred "female" instructors because "they are more understanding as they are mothers" and "they understand us better as were are of the same gender". On the other hand, 85% of the male preservice teachers who preferred "male" instructors stated that they do so because "I prefer male instructors because female instructors cannot establish authority", 45% said they preferred because "male instructors are honest and close" and because "female instructors are not understanding against male students", while 73% of the female preservice teachers preferred "male" instructors because "female instructors are fastidious and extremely regulatory", 63% preferred because "female instructors have poor communication competence", 60% preferred because "male instructors are authoritarian and control the class".
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey