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ERIC Number: EJ1138327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Pre-Service Teachers' Metaphorical Perceptions Regarding the Concept of Curriculum
Akinoglu, Orhan
International Journal of Instruction, v10 n2 p263-278 Apr 2017
The purpose of this study was to reveal pre-service teachers' perceptions regarding the concept of "curriculum" through metaphors. Phenomenology, which is one of the qualitative research designs, was used in the study. Data of the study was obtained by asking a total of 123 pre-service teachers, including 84 females and 39 males and studying at various departments in Ataturk Faculty of Education at Marmara University in Turkey in the spring semester of 2013-2014 academic year, to complete the statement "Curriculum is like …….. Because…….". The collected data was analysed by content analysis technique and interpreted. According to the findings of the study, pre-service teachers produced a total number of 107 valid metaphors regarding the concept of "curriculum", which were then categorized by considering their common features. Eight categories were obtained for the concept of "curriculum". In general, pre-service teachers were found to have positive perceptions regarding the concept of "curriculum".
International Journal of Instruction. Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Education, Eskisehir, 26480, Turkey. e-mail: iji@ogu.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.e-iji.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Istanbul)