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ERIC Number: EJ1089942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
How Special Are Teachers of Specialized Schools? Assessing Self-Confidence Levels in the Technology Domain
Çatma, Zehra; Corlu, Mehmet Sencer
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n3 p583-592 Mar 2016
This study investigates whether specialized high school mathematics teachers, chosen to educate selected students, are mentally ready to integrate Fatih project technologies into their teaching. Forty mathematics teachers from randomly selected specialized and general high schools in Ankara responded to a survey comprising 31 items grouped under four measures of self-confidence in the technology domain. An independent t-test revealed no statistically significant difference between specialized and general high school teachers' self-confidence levels. We conclude that technological pedagogical content knowledge should be an essential criterion for selecting specialized school teachers, who educate the country's future innovators.
EURASIA. Gazi Egitim Fakultesi, K Blok 210, Teknikokullar, Ankara, 06500 Turkey. Tel: +90-312-202-8192; Fax: +90-312-222-8483; e-mail: editor.eurasiajournal@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.ejmste.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Ankara)