STUDENT TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION BASED ON THEIR USE CASES OF SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS
ÖĞRETMEN ADAYLARININ SOSYAL MEDYA GRUPLARINI KULLANMA DURUMLARINA GÖRE ÇOK KÜLTÜRLÜ EĞİTİME İLİŞKİN ALGILARI

Author : Nesrin HARK SÖYLEMEZ - Behçet ORAL
Number of pages : 33-48

Abstract

The main purpose of this research is to assess the perceptions of the student teachers, currently studying in the final year of BA programs at education faculties, on multicultural education according to their use of social media groups. 2152 senior student teachers of education faculties across 10 state universities from each geographical region of Turkey in the fall term of 2016-2017 academic year participated in the study. The following data collection tools were used in this survey: Social Media Usage Questionnaire, Faculty of Education Undergraduate Students Multiculturalism and Multicultural Education Questionnaire. Inferential statistical approache was used to analyze the data. The results reached as a result of the study are as follows: • The perceptions of the student-teachers that participated in the survey showed a statistically significant difference related to the outcomes of the multicultural education in terms of the content of the social media group that is used most. • The perceptions of the student-teachers that participated in the survey showed a statistically significant difference related to the effect of university education on multicultural education in terms of the number of membership of groups/communities on social media sites and the content of the social media group that are used most. • The perceptions of the student-teachers that participated in the survey showed a statistically significant difference related to the equality and justice in terms of the content of the social media group that is used most.

Keywords

Social Media Groups, Multiculturalism, Multicultural Education, Teacher Candidates

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