Perceptıon Of Socıal Studıes Teacher Candıdates Ragardıng The Root Values: A Qualıtatıve Study

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi University, Eğitim Bilimleri Enstitüsü, TÜRKÇE VE SOSYAL BİLİMLER EĞİTİMİ ANABİLİM DALI, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Bahadır Kılcan


In this study, it is aimed to determine how social studies teacher candidates perceive the root values (justice, patience, respect and love, responsibility, friendship, honesty, self-control, helpfulness and patriotism) in the 2018 Social Studies Curriculum. In accordance with this purpose; the metaphors regarding the root values developed by teacher candidates, their drawings/cartoons and the semi-structured interviews with them regarding the root values were examined. In the research conducted with the scanning model in the qualitative research method, data collecting through metaphors for the root values, semi-structured interview and document analysis were used together. The study group of the research consists of 170 undergraduate students who are determined through purposeful sampling and who are studying social studies education at Gazi University in the spring term of 2018-2019 academic year. Content analysis were used in the analysis of the obtained data. According to the results obtained from the research; regardless of the grade, it is seen that most of the teacher candidates perceive the root values as the sine qua non elements forming the basic and that creates negativity in the absence. In addition, it was concluded that almost all of the teacher candidates perceive the root values at a positive level. It is seen that as the grade of the teacher candidates in the category of sine qua non rises, the number of the representatives decreases. It was determined that the knowledge of ten teacher candidates regarding the root values are insufficient from their statements. The interviewers who expresses the root values by estimation stated them as the basic values and expressed that they are necessary. About how to gain the root values, the majority stated that they can be gained by activities and literary genres. They also expressed positive views by saying that the root values help us to become socially beneficial

individuals by leading us to the right path, to establish communication and continuation between people and creating tranquility. Based on the results of the research, suggestions on dealing the subject of the root values in different ways were made.

Key Words: Social Studies Education, Root Values, Metaphor