Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(8), pp. 1386 - 1395
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050812
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Determining the Turkish World Perceptions of Candidate Social Studies Teachers through Word Association Test


Halil Tokcan *
Department of Education, Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to observe prospective teachers' cognitive structures related to Turkish World. In this scanning model study, WAT (Word Association Test) had been applied to 332 prospective teachers in Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University. And they were asked to write what comes into their heads when it is said Turkish Republics and Turkish World. Words were given to the prospective teachers. According to the research, 'Turk' is the only common Word which is related to the concept of six independent Turkish Republics and Turkish World. There is no any other common word except this, perceived by prospective teachers. Students generally independent Turkish Republic and Turkey they do not have a lot of information and perceptions about the world; they know the general concept of popular culture, it said they did not know specific concepts or people belonging to the country. Independent of the Turkish states K.K.T.C. It has become the most irrelevant and disconnected with other countries. K.K.T.C. with the only common link between other countries "Turkey" was the word. Students are most perceptive grasp of Azerbaijan, while country-owned; they have been gripping the country at least perceptually Uzbekistan.

KEYWORDS
Teacher Candidate, Word Association Test, Turkish World, Turkish Republics

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Halil Tokcan , "Determining the Turkish World Perceptions of Candidate Social Studies Teachers through Word Association Test," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 5, No. 8, pp. 1386 - 1395, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050812.

(b). APA Format:
Halil Tokcan , (2017). Determining the Turkish World Perceptions of Candidate Social Studies Teachers through Word Association Test. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 5(8), 1386 - 1395. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050812.