The Middle School Students’ Attitudes towards Turkish Course and Perceptions for Turkish Teachers

Mustafa Turkyilmaz , Mustafa Armut


APA 6th edition
Turkyilmaz*, M., & Armut, M. (2018). The Middle School Students’ Attitudes towards Turkish Course and Perceptions for Turkish Teachers. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(4), 913-921. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.913

Harvard
Turkyilmaz* M., and Armut M. 2018 'The Middle School Students’ Attitudes towards Turkish Course and Perceptions for Turkish Teachers', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 913-921. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.913

Chicago 16th edition
Turkyilmaz*, Mustafa and Armut, Mustafa . "The Middle School Students’ Attitudes towards Turkish Course and Perceptions for Turkish Teachers". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 4(2018): 913-921. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.4.913

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the attitude towards Turkish Course and reveal the perception of students towards Turkish Course and teacher. In this context, a personal information form and Attitude Towards Turkish Course (ATTC) Scale were applied to 419 students who receive education in the center of Kirsehir province, in Turkey. In addition to that, the metaphors of students towards Turkish teacher and course were compiled by means of semi-structured interview form. The students were also required to draw pictures that express their feelings towards Turkish Course. The results can be summarized as follows: it was seen that Turkish teachers were likened to an “angel”, “cotton” and “panda”, and happy emojis and heart figures were drawn towards Turkish Course. It was understood that the attitudes of- female students in comparison to male students, the ones who possess a phone to the ones who do not, the ones who have a higher literacy level to the ones with lower literacy level, the ones with more social media followers to the ones with less followers and the ones who spend more extracurricular time with to the ones who do not- have been developed more positively.

Keywords: The attitudes for Turkish course, the perceptions of Turkish teachers, middle school students.


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