This study examined the relationship between preservice teachers’ interest in economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology and their planned teaching effort for topics related to these disciplines in social studies. Participants were 222 preservice elementary school teachers and 94 preservice social studies teachers at the Faculty of Education of a state university in Turkey. Results showed that both preservice elementary school teachers and preservice social studies teachers were interested in history the most. Geography was the second most interesting discipline, while economics was the least interesting discipline. Similarly, preservice teachers from both programs considered making the most teaching effort for history-related topics in social studies, followed by geography-related topics. The least effort was devoted to teaching economics-related topics. Furthermore, the study demonstrated that interest in economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology correlated with and influenced positively and significantly the planned teaching effort for topics in these disciplines in their social studies classes.
Recommended CitationDündar, Şahin. (2019). Examining the Relationship Between Preservice Teachers’ Interest in Various Disciplinary Areas of Social Studies and Their Planned Teaching Effort for These Disciplines’ Topics. i.e.: inquiry in education: Vol. 11: Iss. 1, Article 7.
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