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ERIC Number: EJ1161586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
An Analysis of the Relationship between Scientific Epistemological Beliefs and Educational Philosophies: A Research on Formation Teacher Candidates
Terzi, Ali Riza; Uyangör, Nihat
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v5 n12 p2171-2177 2017
This research explores the relationship between scientific epistemological beliefs and educational philosophies of formation teacher candidates. The research was conducted in the summer pedagogical formation program at Balikesir University of Necatibey Education Faculty during the 2016-17 academic years. The research, conducted with 379 candidate teachers, indicates that teacher candidates hold a significantly high score in sub-dimensions of reasoning and in changeability of knowledge concerning scientific epistemological beliefs. The most adopted educational philosophies are progressive and reconstructionist philosophies of education. There is a significant difference between the viewpoints of teacher candidates in terms of gender in relation to both scientific epistemological beliefs and educational philosophies. Same difference also prevails between the teacher candidates' fields of study. Departmental difference is between Natural Sciences/Mathematics fields and Skill/Competence fields. The research has determined a low correlation between the teacher candidates' scientific epistemological beliefs and their educational philosophies. The research results support the results of the existing researches in the literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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