International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1308-951X

Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2015, Vol. 6(2) 1-10

Examination on Media Literacy Behaviors of Teacher Candidates: Ege University Example

Gizem Engin & Salih Zeki Genc

pp. 1 - 10   |  Manu. Number: ijrte.2015.003

Published online: July 01, 2015  |   Number of Views: 137  |  Number of Download: 628


Abstract

The basic purpose of the study is to determine the media literacy levels of teacher candidates. Within the frame of this basic purpose, it is observed whether the media literacy levels of teacher candidates vary depending on the undergraduate program they study, their opportunities to access internet, to follow newspaper and magazines and their frequency of watching television. The study group of the research is consisted of total 332 teacher candidates in the academic year of 2013-2014 who study their last year at Ege University, Faculty of Education in the undergraduate programs of Primary School Teaching, Turkish Teaching, Computer and Instructional Technologies Teaching, Pre-School Teaching, Social Sciences Teaching, Psychological Counseling and Guidance and Science Teaching. The data of the study is gathered with the “Media Literacy Level Determination Scale” developed by Karaman and Karataş (2009). In the analysis of the data; tests of average, standard deviation and Anova are used. In accordance with the findings of the research, significant diversity among teacher candidate’s level of media literacy, based on the undergraduate program they study, is found. Additionally, it is also found that the opportunities to access internet, to follow newspaper and magazines have also created significant diversity in teacher candidate’s level of media literacy.  

Keywords: Media literacy, teacher candidates, faculty of education, internet access, media.


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Engin, G. & Genc, S.Z. (2015). Examination on Media Literacy Behaviors of Teacher Candidates: Ege University Example. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 6(2), 1-10.

Harvard
Engin, G. and Genc, S. (2015). Examination on Media Literacy Behaviors of Teacher Candidates: Ege University Example. International Journal of Research in Teacher Education, 6(2), pp. 1-10.

Chicago 16th edition
Engin, Gizem and Salih Zeki Genc (2015). "Examination on Media Literacy Behaviors of Teacher Candidates: Ege University Example". International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 6 (2):1-10.