The Efficacy Beliefs of Social Studies Trainees Teacher about Character Education

By Cengiz Dönmez and Ebru Avci.

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The aim of this study is to determine teacher trainees’ beliefs of efficacy for the formation of students’ character, studying in Social Studies Teaching. The research is limited to students at senior class at Social Studies Teaching undergraduate program of Education Faculties of Ankara and Gazi Universities during 2008–2009 academic years. The study population bases on students at Social Studies Teaching undergraduate program of Education Faculties of Ankara and Gazi Universities and the samples is composed of students at senior class. As diagnosis of research, participiants seem to trust themselves about being good models to the students, are sufficent about how they use strategies that can lead to positive change in the student’s character. Also in this study, Social Studies trainees teachers’ efficacy beliefs on Character Education didn’t vary with respect to gender and university.

Keywords: Character Education, Social Studies Teaching, Efficacy Belief

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 12, pp.301-312. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 848.911KB).

Dr. Cengiz Dönmez

Department of Elementary Education, Social Studies Teaching Program, Gazi Faculty of Education, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Res. Assist. Dr. Ebru Avci

Department of Elementary Education, Social Studies Teaching Program, Faculty of Education, Nigde University, Ankara, Turkey


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