ON PRESERVICE TEACHERS' ATTITUDES TOWARDS THEIR PROFESSION AND FUTURE PLANS AFTER THEIR GRADUATION


Yanik C. , Sezen N., Uzun M. S.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, ss.222-231, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.222-231

Özet

Higher Education period of individuals is the time period in which future plans are intensively made. Although most of the students set targets related to their own study domain, some of them may tend to prefer different professions. Taking this fact into consideration, this study aims to determine attitudes towards the teaching profession and future plans of preservice teachers who study at the Department of Secondary Science and Mathematics Education and the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT). For this purpose, "Personal Information Form" and "Attitudes Towards Teaching Profession Scale" has been applied to preservice teachers. Preservice teachers' future plans and anxiety about their profession were investigated using the items included in The Personal Information Form. Data obtained from the scale have been analysed with One Way ANOVA test. According to the results, there is a significant difference between preservice teachers' attitudes towards their profession in terms of department and their professional future plans. Preservice teachers who aim both to work as a teacher and to make academic career have the highest attitude, on the other hand, those who do not plan to work as teacher have the lowest attitude towards teaching profession.