A Comparison of Turkish and German Mathematics Teachers' Values: A Gender Perspective

Dede Y.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.39, no.171, pp.180-198, 2014 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 171
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.180-198
  • Keywords: Mathematics, values, gender, nationality, Turkish and German mathematics teachers, comparison, STUDENTS, ATTITUDES, BELIEFS, LESSONS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This research was based on the data obtained from "Values in Mathematics Teaching in Turkey and Germany" [VMTG] project and it has examined whether gender and nationality influence values of mathematics teachers. The methodology used in this research was a descriptive quantitative method. The participants of the study were twenty-seven German and thirty-three Turkish mathematics teachers. Data analysis involved both descriptive and inferential statistics. Effect sizes were also calculated. The findings revealed that: (1) the interaction effect between nationality and gender group was not statistically significant; (2) the main effect for gender did not reach statistical significance; and (3) there was a statistically significant main effect for nationality.