Perception Analysis of History and Social Studies Teacher Candidates Relation with Some History Concepts through Metaphors


Kece M.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.29, no.4, pp.143-156, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.143-156

Abstract

This study aims to investigate in what direction teachers canditates' perceptions related to history concepts and metaphors which illustrate these perceptions. It was designed as a descriptive quantitative research comprising of 152 undergraduate students. The research data was collected from those undergraduates registered in history education department (4th and 5th grades) and social studies department (4th grade) of Gazi University in 2012-2013 academic year through "Metaphors Student Survey Towards History Concepts" developed by researchers. According to research findings perceptions of participants is low towards democracy and it was expressed that "wars" carries a feature which it can spread and all the sections of society suffers in the wars. It is perceived as a utopia which the impossibility of a world where "peace" is established; "Revolution" causes social collapse creating an atmosphere of chaos and uncertainty. Extreme "sovereignty" damage as well as those established dominance in the prevailing. "Time" continues the fast or unnoticed. It was found that perceptions related to the concept of "state" have focused (on the grounds that both the absolute authority) on the metaphor of father.