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ERIC Number: EJ1095398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Expectations of Social Studies Teacher Candidates' from Department and Reasons for Their Preference
Uslu, Salih
Education, v135 n4 p465-476 Sum 2015
The aim of this study is to examine opinions of teacher candidates who take an education at the department of social studies as a freshman about the expectations on social studies teaching department and the reasons why they prefer this department. This study also examines opinions of teacher candidates about the objectives of social studies education. The study group in this research includes 40 teacher candidates who take an education as a freshman at the department of social studies, the faculty of education in a state university. This research is designed in a qualitative pattern. Research date have been collected with an open ended questionnaire formed by the researcher. Data acquired from the assessment instrument have been analyzed via content analysis method and the findings have been evaluated by tabulation together with frequency, percentage and direct quotes. According to findings, expectations of the social studies teacher candidates about their department are, at first, to develop themselves ideally before graduation and to be appointed as a teacher after graduation. Furthermore, it can also be stated that the most influential reason why these students prefer this department is their families. Consequently, it is found out that the objective of social studies education is, at most, to make people conscious and sensitive in social fields and some suggestions have been made in the light of these findings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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