ERIC Number: EJ1017413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep-23
Abstractor: As Provided
Metaphors of Turkish Preservice Teachers about the Concept of "Literature"
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n18 p1742-1752 Sep 2013
This research has been done for the purpose of searching out the perceptions of the Turkish preservice teachers related to the term of "Literature" by the help of the concept of metaphors. 230 students have been participated to the study who have studied at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University(Turkey),Faculty of Education, Department of Turkish Teaching. Answers to the following questions were sought in the study: (1) Which metaphors are used to explain Turkish Teacher Candidates perceptions of the concept "Literature"? (2) Under what categories are these metaphors gathered according to their common traits? The research data have been obtained by the Turkish preservice teachers completing the sentence of "Literature is like..., "because...". Phenomenological design was used in the study and the obtained data were analyzed with content analysis. The Turkish preservice teachers whose opinions have been taken, has produced totally 108 valid metaphors related to the term of "Literature". As a result of the content analysis these metaphors are grouped under 7 conceptual categories in terms of common features. These are; (1) "Reflectivity and transmittivity", (2) "Importance, value and sensitivity", (3) "Difference and diversity", (4) "Infinity and depth", (5) "Feeling", (6) "Lifestyle", (7) "Happiness and love". The research is concluded that the metaphors are an effective research tool of determining, uncovering and interpretation of the perceptions that the Turkish preservice teachers have the term of "Literature".
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Phenomenology, Literature, Content Analysis, Sentences, Classification, Student Teacher Attitudes, Reflection, Values, Psychological Patterns
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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