PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ OPINIONS ABOUT THE VALUES IN SOCIAL SCIENCES PROGRAMME AND THEIR PRACTICES FOR HAVING THEM ACQUIRED
SINIF ÖĞRETMENLERİNİN SOSYAL BİLGİLER PROGRAMINDAKİ DEĞERLERLE İLGİLİ GÖRÜŞLERİ VE BUNLARIN KAZANDIRILMASINA İLİŞKİN UYGULAMALARI

Author : Sultan Akdemir -- Muammer C. MUŞTA
Number of pages : 324-342

Abstract

The aim of this research is to determine the values in Social Sciences Teaching Programme which are most appreciated by Primary School 4th and 5th grades’ Teachers, their perception and opinions about these values and the activities that they do in classroom. This research is a case study and qualitative and quantitive research methods have been used together. The sample of the research includes 18 schools in the center of the city, Konya in 2011-2012 Academic Year and 124 participating Primary School 4th and 5th grades’ Teachers. The data in research have been obtained by having 124 participating teachers’ opinions through interview forms via e-mail or face-to-face. The qualitative data have been considered by using descriptive analysis approach and the quantitive data have been considered by using SPSS analysis approach. When the findings of the research have been examined, it has been concluded that among the values in Social Sciences Teaching Programme “being fair” is the most appreciated value and “aesthetic” is the least appreciated value by 4th and 5th grades’ teachers. According to the results of the qualitative questions taking part in the interview form, the teachers think that the values have a very important role in the personality formation of the individual and the cultural structure of the society is also influential for the formation of the values. Generally, the individual values of the teachers correspond to the values in Social Sciences Teaching Programme. They have the opinions that the family has the most responsibility in the education of the values, and then the school and the teacher. They evaluate whether the values have been attained or not by making mostly an observation. Also, generally they think that the values have degenerated today. When we look at the activities done and methods, strategies and techniques applied for values education in the classrooms, most of them take part in Social Sciences Course Book or Social Sciences Workbook. Materials used are also easily reachable ones.

Keywords

Social Sciences Teaching Programme, Value and Values Education.

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