THE ANALYSIS OF THE LEVELS OF TURKISH CANDIDATE TEACHERS? HAVING THE VALUES IN THE EUROPEAN VALUES EDUCATION PROGRAM

Abstract

Author(s): Davut HOTAMAN

The aim and problem of this study is to analyze the levels of Turkish prospective teachers’ having the 12 values stated in the European Values Education Program according to some certain personal variables. While, the study is descriptive in this aspect, in terms of methods, it has used single screening model from screening models. For this purpose, the 12 values stated in the European Values Education Program encompassed in a five point Likert-type were gathered with “Values Education Scale”. In the study, the personal information of the students have been collected through “Student Personal Information Form” prepared by the researcher. As a result of these preparations, all developed data gathering devices were applied to a total 443 teacher candidate students made up of 321 women and 122 men who were continuing “Teaching Formation Course” at Yildiz Technical University and would have the “teacher” title in a short period of time and start teaching. Independent Sample T-test was used for dual variables, ANOVA was used for multiple variables, and Tukey HSD test was used for the source of differences. When the findings were analyzed, it was seen that the total points of the prospective teachers (PT) are above the average in terms of some of the examined values on one hand, and they need to develop themselves in terms of some values on the other. Besides, significant differences were determined among prospective teachers according to “Gender”, “The Region of Primary Education”, “Number of Siblings”, “The Type of Undergraduate Program”, “The Social and Cultural Life Habits” and “The Type of High School Education.” However, it can be stated that Turkish prospective teachers need to develop themselves in terms of values education during Turkey's accession process to the European Union.

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