Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 4(9), pp. 2110 - 2118
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040923
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The Investigation of the Education Philosophy of the Education Faculty Students of Yuzuncu Yil University with the Q Method


Gürol Zirhlioğlu 1,*, Ahmet Yayla 2
1 Measurement and Evaluation Department, Education Faculty, Yuzuncu Yil University, Turkey
2 Program Development Department, Education Faculty, Yuzuncu Yil University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Educational philosophy views that effect to the basic elements of education related to concept, principles, beliefs and attitude that being implemented in education. Educational philosophy adopted by the teacher candidates is important in their professional lives for attitude of the education. In this study, perennialism, essentialism, progressivism and reconstructionism that are the basic principles of the education philosophy were transformed into a variety of questions. These questions being with "If I were a teacher" and we tried to identify what the level of participation of the students to these questions is. The data used in this study was obtained from the students that they are studying in different departments in education faculty of Yuzuncu Yil University. Q method which aimed at measuring the viewpoints, ideas, beliefs, behaviors and inclinations of individuals was used in the analysis of data. This method investigates also differences within sampling with the factor analysis and in particularly, it is an ideal method of measuring of perception of raised against any case. In this study, there are 30 questions. For this reason, the +4, -4 scale was defined as a Q string to parse the views of students. This scale was designed from strong agree (+) to strong disagree (-).

KEYWORDS
Q Method, Perennialism, Essentialism, Progressivism, Reconstructionism

Cite this paper
Gürol Zirhlioğlu , Ahmet Yayla . "The Investigation of the Education Philosophy of the Education Faculty Students of Yuzuncu Yil University with the Q Method." Universal Journal of Educational Research 4.9 (2016) 2110 - 2118. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.040923.