International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2010, Vol. 1(2) 2-18

Freshman and Senior Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Teaching Profession

Davut KÖĞCE, Mehmet AYDIN & Cemalettin YILDIZ

pp. 2 - 18   |  Manu. Number: ijrte.2010.007

Published online: March 01, 2010  |   Number of Views: 174  |  Number of Download: 717


Abstract

The aim of this study is to compare the attitudes of freshman and senior pre-service teachers pursuing an undergraduate degree in an elementary mathematics education program toward teaching profession and to reveal the kind of relationship that exists between these attitudes. Case study method was used in the study. As a data collecting tool, A 5-point likert type questionnaire was used. The data of the study were obtained by conducting this questionnaire to total 212 pre-service teachers (141 freshmen, 71 seniors) studying at Karadeniz Technical University, Fatih Faculty of Education during 2008-2009 school year. After the answers of the pre-service teachers to questionnaire form were scored, the obtained data were analyzed using independent samples t-test and one-way ANOVA. As a result of the study, it was concluded that the attitudes of freshmen and senior pre-service teachers toward teaching profession showed statistically significant difference in terms of several variables favoring senior pre-service teachers. Based on the results of the study, several recommendations were made. 

Keywords: attitudes, pre-service mathematics teachers, teaching profession


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
KOGCE, D., AYDIN, M. & YILDIZ, C. (2010). Freshman and Senior Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Teaching Profession. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 1(2), 2-18.

Harvard
KOGCE, D., AYDIN, M. and YILDIZ, C. (2010). Freshman and Senior Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Teaching Profession. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 1(2), pp. 2-18.

Chicago 16th edition
KOGCE, Davut, Mehmet AYDIN and Cemalettin YILDIZ (2010). "Freshman and Senior Pre-service Mathematics Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Teaching Profession". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 1 (2):2-18.