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ERIC Number: EJ1136074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-0100
Scale Development for Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers' Perceptions Related to Their Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Bukova-Güzel, Esra; Cantürk-Günhan, Berna; Kula, Semiha; Özgür, Zekiye; Elçí, Aysun Nüket
South African Journal of Education, v33 n2 Article 690 2013
The purpose of this study is to develop a scale to determine pre-service mathematics teachers' perceptions related to their pedagogical content knowledge. Firstly, a preliminary perception scale of pedagogical content knowledge was constructed and then administered to 112 pre-service mathematics teachers who were enrolled in a mathematics teacher education programme. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, item analysis, correlation analysis, internal consistency and descriptive statistic techniques were used to analyse the data. Then validity and reliability of the scale were investigated. The analyses resulted in the development of a five-factor scale of 17 items that was proved valid and reliable. We contend that the scale developed has the merit to contribute to pre-service teachers' self-awareness by revealing their perceptions regarding their pedagogical content knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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