COMPARING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY MATHEMATICS TEACHERS' PREFERENCES REGARDING VALUES ABOUT MATHEMATICS TEACHING IN TURKEY AND GERMANY


Dede Y.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION, vol.13, no.1, pp.227-255, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10763-013-9483-z
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-255

Abstract

This study presents a small part of a larger study investigating Turkish and German mathematics teachers' and their students' values (Values in Mathematics Teaching in Turkey and Germany). The main focus of the study was school levels of the teachers working at primary and secondary schools. The interactions related to nationality were also of interest. The methodology employed in this paper was a descriptive study. The participants were 27 German and 33 Turkish teachers. A five-point Likert-type questionnaire was used as data collection instrument. The data were subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics for analysis. Effect size coefficients were also calculated. The results indicated that school levels of the teachers within and between the two nations had a significant effect on the mathematics teachers' education values. It is thought that these findings may help to show interesting differences in systems in Germany and Turkey.