The Metaphors that Primary Education Teacher Candidates Use Regarding Curriculum

Gultekin M.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.38, no.169, pp.126-141, 2013 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 169
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-141
  • Keywords: Teacher candidate, curriculum, metaphor, IMAGES, SENSE
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to determine the metaphors primary education teacher candidates used regarding curriculum. This study was conducted with the participation of 120 teacher candidates from primary education, mathematical education, pre-school education and social study education in Educational faculty at Anadolu University. A questionnaire consisted of open ended questions has been created to determine the views of teacher candidates regarding education program. The questions are generally similar to "Education program is like ..... ; because .....". Teacher candidates' views regarding education program has been analyzed with content analysis technique. After the study, it's been seen that teachers created 84 metaphors such as milestone, a systematic structure, a wide range, a fact which is open to developments, guide, constructive, and problematic/complex structure.. As a result, it has been found that teacher candidates have positive thoughts regarding curriculum.