International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2016, Vol. 12(3) 35-46

Social-Cognitive Career Model for Social Studies Teacher Candidates’ Leadership in Educational Technology

Özkan Akman

pp. 35 - 46   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2016.028

Published online: October 01, 2016  |   Number of Views: 222  |  Number of Download: 677


Abstract

In today’s knowledge society, constant changes and developments in the information and communication technologies has affected all areas as well as educational systems. In order to comply with these changes and developments, teachers need to develop a proficiency in using the technology in a sufficient manner. Although the number of research studies were done on this proficiency of the social studies' teacher candidates is not sufficient, but the results of these studies are quite satisfactory. In the study, it was aimed to contribute to the literature, the attitudes of the social studies' teacher candidates have been studied according to the model of ‘’Social-Cognitive Career Theory’’ (SCCT); the candidates have also been evaluated in terms of self-sufficiency, interests, intentions, and result expectations—the four important attributes of SCCT. A five-point Likert scale, adapted from a Turkish study by Sahin (2009), used in this research. Among the results, significant relationships were observed between the self-sufficiency, interests, intentions, and result expectations of the social studies' teacher candidates with regard to technology. 

Keywords: Social studies, Social-cognitive career theory, Education technologies, Technology education


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Akman , O. (2016). Social-Cognitive Career Model for Social Studies Teacher Candidates’ Leadership in Educational Technology. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(3), 35-46.

Harvard
Akman , O. (2016). Social-Cognitive Career Model for Social Studies Teacher Candidates’ Leadership in Educational Technology. International Journal of Progressive Education, 12(3), pp. 35-46.

Chicago 16th edition
Akman , Ozkan (2016). "Social-Cognitive Career Model for Social Studies Teacher Candidates’ Leadership in Educational Technology". International Journal of Progressive Education 12 (3):35-46.