While performing a reading in today’s world, certain strategies should be used like; it should be determined the objetive of reading, the important sections of the text should be highlightened, it should be controlled whether the meaning is fulfilled or not. And this brings us the metacognitive reading strategies. The main objective of the research is to investigate metacognitive reading strategies of teachers in terms of several variables. The research is a descriptive study and has a scanning model. The universe of the study is composed of teacher candidates that study at educational faculty of a state university. Totally 633 teacher candidates that study at the first degree and fourth degree of the departments of Classroom Teaching, Social Sciences Teaching, Turkish Language Teaching, Teaching of Computer and Instructional Technology, Preschool Education, Psychological Counseling and Guidance Teaching, Science Teaching, English Language Teaching form the exemplary of the study. The Metacognitive Reading Strategies Scale that is adapted to Turkish has been used by Çöğmen (2008) in gathering data. Non-parametric analyses have been used due to the fact that the descriptive statistics and distribution normality could not be ensured in analysis of data. Mann Whitney U test has been used in comparing the binary groups, while Kruskal-Wallis test has been utilized in comparing the groups more than two. Teacher candidates have expressed their opinions that “I often use metacognitive reading strategies”. Whereas there has been detected a significant difference among metacognitive reading strategies and their sex, types of books that are read, frequency of book reading and keeping books at home, there has been found no significant difference among the departments they study in, their class levels and score type for university entrance. As a result of the study, making profound researches by using qualitative research model regarding metacognitive readings by teacher candidates will contribute to literature. Some suggestions like relational screaning could be done studies are developed by using different measurements of metacognitive reading scale.
Reading, Reading Strategies, Metacognitive, Metacognitive Reading