The Opinions of Middle School Mathematics Teachers on the Integration of Mathematics Course and Social Issues

Buket Turhan Turkkan, Memet Karakus


APA 6th edition
Turkkan, B.T., & Karakus, M. (2018). The Opinions of Middle School Mathematics Teachers on the Integration of Mathematics Course and Social Issues. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(2), 397-406. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.397

Harvard
Turkkan B.T., and Karakus M. 2018 'The Opinions of Middle School Mathematics Teachers on the Integration of Mathematics Course and Social Issues', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 397-406. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.397

Chicago 16th edition
Turkkan, Buket Turhan and Karakus, Memet . "The Opinions of Middle School Mathematics Teachers on the Integration of Mathematics Course and Social Issues". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 2(2018): 397-406. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.397

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the opinions of middle school mathematics teachers on the integration of mathematics course and social issues. For this purpose, qualitative research method was used in this study. As for determining the participants of the research, criterion sampling among purposeful sampling methods was used. Being a middle school mathematics teacher as an occupation was considered as a criterion for determining the participants. The participants of the research consist of 13 middle school mathematics teachers in Turkey. So as to collect the research data, the semi-structured interview form created by the researchers was used. The data analysis was performed according to the content analysis, and Nvivo 10 program was used for the analysis. As a result of this study, the themes of the situation and methods of the integration of mathematics course and social issues, the attainment of democratic values in mathematics course and the ways of its attainment, gaining awareness of social justice and equality in mathematics course and the ways of its gaining, the activities performed by teachers for social issues in mathematics course and the teachers’ suggestions for the integration of mathematics course and social issues were reached and the results were discussed within this frame.

Keywords: Mathematics education, social issues, mathematics teachers, teachers’ opinions.


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