MATH ATTITUDES OF COMPUTER EDUCATION AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

 

ABSTRACT

Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT) Departments train computer teachers to fill gap of computer instructor in all grades of schools in Turkey. Additionally graduates can also work as instructional technologist or software developer. The curriculum of CEIT departments includes mathematics courses. The aim of this study is to identify attitudes of undergraduate students at CEIT departments towards math. In order to investigate the research question quantitative methods was used. Specifically survey research was preferred. Mathematics Attitude Questionnaire (MAQ) that was developed by Duatepe and «ilesiz (1999) was used and the questionnaire includes 38 items. The instrument was conducted with 122 undergraduate students from CEIT departments of four different universities in Turkey in the spring semester of 2010- 2011. Data were analyzed through independent samples t-test and one-way ANOVA by means of PASW Statistics-18. In conclusion, some differences were found in terms of math attitudes of CEITís students.