How Special are Teachers of Specialized Schools? Assessing Self-Confidence Levels in the Technology Domain
Zehra Çatma 1, M. Sencer Corlu 2 *
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1 Gaziantep College Foundation Private Schools
2 Bilkent University Graduate School of Education
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Abstract

Background:
This study investigates whether specialized high school mathematics teachers, chosen to educate selected students, are mentally ready to integrate Fatih project technologies into their teaching.

Materials and methods:
Forty mathematics teachers from randomly selected specialized and general high schools in Ankara responded to a survey comprising 31 items grouped under four measures of self-confidence in the technology domain.

Results:
An independent t-test revealed no statistically significant difference between specialized and general high school teachers’ self-confidence levels.

Conclusions:
We conclude that technological pedagogical content knowledge can be an essential criterion for selecting specialized school teachers, who educate the country’s future innovators.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2016.1245a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2016 - Volume 12 Issue 3, pp. 583-592

Publication date: 01 Jul 2016

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