Examining Teacher Candidates’ Attitudes towards Teaching Profession and Pupil Control Ideology

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Year-Number: 2011-Volume 3, Issue 3

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The quality of education has important effects on the progression of a country. This vital service provided by teachers who are the key person on quality of education. The teachers’ attitudes towards teaching profession and students are important as teaching knowledge as. It is estimated that teachers have positive attitudes towards teaching profession may show humanistic attitudes and behaviors to students. With this purpose, it is supposed that examination of the relationship between attitudes towards teaching profession and pupil control ideology of teacher candidates is going to contribute the literature. Therefore, this study examines correlation between attitudes towards teaching profession and pupil control ideology of teacher candidates. Answers for the following questions are sought in this study: (1) Is there a meaningful relationship between attitudes towards teaching profession and pupil control ideology of teacher candidates? (2) Are the attitudes towards teaching profession a meaningful predictor for pupil control ideology on teacher candidates? (3) Is there meaningful difference teacher candidates’ attitudes towards teaching profession and pupil control ideology according to gender? In this study, two instruments were used for data gathering. “Teaching Profession Attitude Scale” was used to evaluate the attitudes towards teaching profession of the teacher candidates. “Pupil Control Ideology Inventory” was used for determining the level of pupil control ideology of teacher candidates on a humanistic-custodial dimension. The study was conducted among teacher candidates from the Faculty of Education at Ondokuz Mayıs University in Turkey.

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The quality of education has important effects on the progression of a country. This vital service provided by teachers who are the key person on quality of education. The teachers’ attitudes towards teaching profession and students are important as teaching knowledge as. It is estimated that teachers have positive attitudes towards teaching profession may show humanistic attitudes and behaviors to students. With this purpose, it is supposed that examination of the relationship between attitudes towards teaching profession and pupil control ideology of teacher candidates is going to contribute the literature. Therefore, this study examines correlation between attitudes towards teaching profession and pupil control ideology of teacher candidates. Answers for the following questions are sought in this study: (1) Is there a meaningful relationship between attitudes towards teaching profession and pupil control ideology of teacher candidates? (2) Are the attitudes towards teaching profession a meaningful predictor for pupil control ideology on teacher candidates? (3) Is there meaningful difference teacher candidates’ attitudes towards teaching profession and pupil control ideology according to gender? In this study, two instruments were used for data gathering. “Teaching Profession Attitude Scale” was used to evaluate the attitudes towards teaching profession of the teacher candidates. “Pupil Control Ideology Inventory” was used for determining the level of pupil control ideology of teacher candidates on a humanistic-custodial dimension. The study was conducted among teacher candidates from the Faculty of Education at Ondokuz Mayıs University in Turkey.

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