Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(4), pp. 775 - 780
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060421
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Metaphors of Social Studies Teacher Candidates on Democracy


Ayşegül Tural *
Department of Social Studies Education, Faculty of Education, Bartın University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

Democracy is a form of government in which principle of equality is based, human rights and freedoms are protected. In this research, it is aimed to reveal democracy perceptions of social science teacher candidates through metaphors. Towards this aim, 105 social science teacher candidates are consulted about their democracy opinions. Study is a descriptive research, data is collected by phenomenology pattern which is one of the qualitative research methods in document examination way and collected data is resolved by content analysis. As a result of study, the results that are obtained from teacher candidates have developed valid 28 metaphors. It is seen that teacher candidates use mostly "freedom, scales and water" simulations while expressing democracy concept by metaphors which they develop.

KEYWORDS
Democracy, Metaphor, Social Studies, Teacher Candidates

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Ayşegül Tural . "Metaphors of Social Studies Teacher Candidates on Democracy." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.4 (2018) 775 - 780. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060421.