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Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2022, Vol. 17(2) 8-30

Comparison of Preservice Science and Social Studies Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Socioscientific Issues

Kader Birinci Konur & Sinem Tüfekçi

pp. 8 - 30   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2022.442.1   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2110-17-0002.R1

Published online: June 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 76  |  Number of Download: 225


Abstract

In this study, the views and attitudes of pre-service science and social studies teachers towards socioscientific issues were examined. Descriptive research design was used in the study. The quantitative data were collected with the "Attitude Scale towards Socioscientific Issues" and the qualitative data of the research were collected with a questionnaire consisting of 5 open-ended questions. 215 science and 220 social studies teacher candidates participated in the research. While qualitative data were analysed descriptively, SPSS program was used in the analysis of quantitative data. As a result of the research, pre-service teachers did not consider their knowledge of sociological issues sufficient and that there were deficiencies in the education system. As a result of the analyses, a significant difference was uncovered in favour of science teacher candidates in the worry sub-dimension related to socioscientific issues and it was determined that the worry level of science teacher candidates was higher than social teacher teachers.

Keywords: Socioscientific subjects, Attitude, Preservice teachers


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Konur, K.B. & Tufekci, S. (2022). Comparison of Preservice Science and Social Studies Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Socioscientific Issues . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(2), 8-30. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2022.442.1

Harvard
Konur, K. and Tufekci, S. (2022). Comparison of Preservice Science and Social Studies Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Socioscientific Issues . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(2), pp. 8-30.

Chicago 16th edition
Konur, Kader Birinci and Sinem Tufekci (2022). "Comparison of Preservice Science and Social Studies Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Socioscientific Issues ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 17 (2):8-30. doi:10.29329/epasr.2022.442.1.

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