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ERIC Number: EJ910846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 99
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Turkish Elementary Student Teachers' Epistemological Beliefs and Moral Reasoning
Topcu, Mustafa Sami
European Journal of Teacher Education, v34 n1 p99-125 Feb 2011
The purpose of the present study was to explore the relationships among Turkish elementary student teachers' epistemological beliefs and moral reasoning, and to determine which types of epistemological beliefs elementary student teachers exhibit. The findings of the present study demonstrated that epistemological beliefs did not make a unique contribution to moral reasoning and student teachers' epistemological beliefs developed as more or less independent beliefs. The factor analyses results suggest that multidimensional theory is more appropriate than unidimensional theory in explaining student teachers' epistemological beliefs. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Defining Issues Test