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ERIC Number: EJ936662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
The Investigation of Secondary School Science and Mathematics Pre-Service Teachers' Attitudes towards Teaching Profession
Akbulut, Omer Engin; Karakus, Fatih
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n6 p489-496 Jun 2011
The purpose of this study was to determine how pedagogical content courses taken during teacher education programs affect the pre-service teachers' attitudes toward teaching profession. 239 secondary school science and Mathematics (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics) pre-service teachers participated in the study and "Teaching Professional Attitude Scale" was used to collect data. The data was analyzed by using t-test for binary comparisons; the one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey HSD test for multiple comparisons. The findings revealed that pre-service teachers' attitudes toward teaching profession were positive. However, the attitude scores of the pre-service teachers who are studied to content courses, decreased at the end of the pedagogical content courses. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey