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Salih Murat Akkın
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Volume 6, Issue 3, December 2016,
Page(s): 105-116
Original Empirical Research
Received: May 27, 2016; Accepted: September 27, 2016; Published online: January 26, 2017
doi:10.2399/yod.16.012; Copyright © 2016, Deomed
The perception of teacher candidates regarding their professional qualification and their attitude towards postgraduate education and the relation between these variables
Fatma Şaşmaz Ören1, Ayşegül Karapınar2 (E-mail)
1Faculty of Education, Celal Bayar University, Manisa; 2Faculty of Education, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey
Abstract
This study aims to determine the professional qualification perception of teacher candidates, their attitude towards postgraduate education and the relation between these two. The study performed for this purpose is a survey study conducted by the participation of 494 third and fourth grade teacher candidates receiving education in the Spring Semester of the Academic Year 2010-2011 at the Celal Bayar University, Faculty for Education. In the determination of the teacher candidates' perceptions of their professional qualification, a "personal information form" including 2 graded questions of perception is used. In determination of the attitude of the teacher candidates towards postgraduate education, which is the second variable of study, the "Attitude towards Postgraduate Education Scale" is used. The Kruskall-Wallis and the Mann-Whitney U tests are used along with the descriptive statistics for the analysis of the data. It is determined according to the analysis results that teacher candidates' attitude towards postgraduate education is at 'medium' level with respect to the 'desire' aspect and at 'good' level with respect to the 'function' aspect. Looking at results with regards to the professional qualification perception of the teacher candidates, the level they are included most is with 51.6% the 'medium level sufficient' level. Also similar results are obtained with regards to their qualification perception in terms of implementing the profession in the classrooms, and it is determined that the large majority of the teacher candidates were at 'sufficient' and 'medium level sufficient' levels (total 89.7%). And regarding the relation between both attitude and perception variables, it is determined that the attitudes of the teacher candidates towards postgraduate education have shown a meaningful difference according to their subject field professional qualification perceptions. Besides it is seen that there is similarly a meaningful difference when looked separately in the desire and function aspects. As a result; it is determined that the higher the qualification perception of the teacher candidate in terms of his/her ability to implement his/her profession in the class, the higher gets his/her attitude towards postgraduate education. There are some suggestions made related to these results.
Keywords: Attitude, postgraduate education, professional qualification perception.
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