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Analyzing KPSS Scores of Prospective Teachers Who Graduated from Two Different Programs in Terms of Different Variables (Kastamonu Province Sample)

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
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DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.586
  • Prospective Teachers
  • Kpss Scores
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • Education
  • Social Sciences


Abstract The aim of this study is to investigate KPSS scores of prospective teachers graduated from elementary science education and elementary social studies education programs in faculty of education in terms of different variables. This research is a descriptive study and at the same time, it has the historical nature as it covers a period of six years. The population of the study are 1056 prospective teachers who graduated from Kastamonu University Faculty of Education between 2004 and 2009. In data analysis, t-test in binary comparisons, One-way ANOVA test in multiple comparisons was used. The relationship between scores was calculated with Pearson Correlation Coefficient. According to research findings, there is a meaningful difference in the distribution of KPSS scores of science and social sciences education program graduates according to years, gender and type of high school they graduated. There is a meaningful difference in the distribution of KPSS scores of social sciences education program graduates and science education program graduates. Prospective teachers graduated from science education program are more successful than prospective teachers graduated from social sciences education program statistically. Positive meaningful relationship was found between KPSS scores and Faculty graduation means.

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