ERIC Number: EJ1063468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Metaphorical Perceptions of Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers towards the Concept of "Social Studies Teacher"
Educational Research and Reviews, v10 n7 p804-810 Apr 2015
The purpose of this study is to find out Social Studies teachers' perception of pre-service Social Studies teachers using metaphors. The study group in this research includes 83 pre-service teachers at the department of Social Studies, the faculty of education in a state university in Turkey. The research was conducted during 2014-2015 academic year. Related opinions of the pre-service teachers participating in the study were collected through an open ended interview form. In this form the pre-service teachers were asked to fill in the blanks as follows: "A Social Studies teacher is like ..... As ...." Opinions of the pre-service teachers regarding the concept of Social Studies teacher were analyzed by content analysis technique. At the end of the study, 60 metaphors were collected from the pre-service teachers and nine categories were set using these metaphors: Teacher as Illuminator/Source of Knowledge, Teacher as Protector/Administrator, Teacher as Guide/Instructor, Teacher as Source of Life, Teacher as Master, Teacher as Source of Merits, Hardworking Teacher, Teacher as Shaper and Teacher as Source of Diversity.
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Figurative Language, Teacher Characteristics, Content Analysis, Interviews, Phenomenology, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey