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ERIC Number: EJ1104558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-23
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Metaphors of Teacher Candidates' Regarding the Concept of "Non-Governmental Organizations" (NGOs)
Selanik-Ay, Tugba
Educational Research and Reviews, v11 n12 p1110-1118 Jun 2016
In this study, a learning area in social studies curriculum called "Groups, institutions and social organizations" was used. It can be seen that an important role for teachers in a social studies programme is to benefit from non-governmental organizations. The aim of this study is to investigate primary school teacher candidates' social metaphors to describe the concept of non-governmental organizations. In the study, phenomenology method is used which is widely employed in a qualitative research approach. The participants of the study are 300 teacher candidates attending Afyon Kocatepe University, Faculty of Education. The Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) Metaphor Form is used to collect data. The findings obtained show that the participants developed 47 NGO-related metaphors. The most commonly reported category is society (38.31%) followed by the category of others (34.48%) and values (26.81%).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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