International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-9501

Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2014, Vol. 5(2) 16-29

The Investigation of Teacher Candidates’ Attitudes Towards Teaching Profession

Mehtap BADEMCIOGLU, Hakan KARATAS & Bulent ALCI

pp. 16 - 29   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2014.004

Published online: July 01, 2014  |   Number of Views: 247  |  Number of Download: 762


Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher candidates’ attitudes towards the teaching profession according to their gender, field and programs from which they have graduated, and whether or not practiced teaching profession before. The research group included 180 female (%83.33) and 36 male (%16.66) teacher candidates studying in Pedagogical Formation Certificate Program at Yildiz Technical University. The Attitude Scale Related to Teaching Profession having been developed by Erkuş, Sanlı, Bağlı and Güven (2000) for measuring the attitudes of teachers toward teaching profession was administered as a data collection tool. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, independent samples t-test and one-way ANOVA. Results revealed that while teaching experience has an important effect on attitudes towards teaching, but gender, field, and program variables do not have any significant effect on it. Also, it was found that the teacher candidates in pedagogical formation certificate program have a positive attitude towards the teaching profession. 

Keywords: Teaching profession, professional attitude, teacher candidate, pedagogical formation program


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APA 6th edition
BADEMCIOGLU, M., KARATAS, H. & ALCI, B. (2014). The Investigation of Teacher Candidates’ Attitudes Towards Teaching Profession . International Journal of Educational Researchers, 5(2), 16-29.

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BADEMCIOGLU, M., KARATAS, H. and ALCI, B. (2014). The Investigation of Teacher Candidates’ Attitudes Towards Teaching Profession . International Journal of Educational Researchers, 5(2), pp. 16-29.

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BADEMCIOGLU, Mehtap, Hakan KARATAS and Bulent ALCI (2014). "The Investigation of Teacher Candidates’ Attitudes Towards Teaching Profession ". International Journal of Educational Researchers 5 (2):16-29.

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