ATTITUDES OF TEACHER CANDIDATES STUDYING AT TECHNICAL EDUCATION ON ABILITY TO TAKE THE ROLE OF A TEACHER
In this research, attitudes of teacher candidates (N = 583) studying at the Faculty of Technical Education on ability to take general roles of teachers are analyzed with respect to class, gender, educational level of parents, reason to do major at the university, feeling themselves appropriate to the major, seeing themselves adequate, and desire to change the major. In the research, where 5 point likert scale was used, it is designated that at the level that teacher candidates can “absolutely” take general teaching roles, especially in “communication skills” group, they have (M = 4,35). It has been observed that this situation does not show any difference in class 1 and 2 as well as in 3 and 4. The attitudes of candidates in class 3 and 4 in taking general roles of teachers change with respect to department and gender.