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ERIC Number: EJ861964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2046
Turkish Geography Trainee Teachers' Perceptions of Geography
Alkis, Secil
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, v18 n2 p120-133 May 2009
This study examines Turkish geography trainee teachers' perceptions of geography as a discipline and perceptions of the aim of geographical education. This study pursues the ideas of Catling (2004) and uses his classification. The sample in the research consists of 136 geography trainees at six different universities in Turkey. The questionnaire with two open-ended questions was conducted with geography trainee teachers and coding was preferred according to Catling's categories. The most commonly held perceptions among the geography trainees were "interactionist" and "earthist" perceptions of geography as a discipline. However, the "environmentalist" view was the dominant among trainees concerning purposes of teaching geography. Other results are presented in detail in the study. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey