An Analysis of the Political Literacy Levels of Preservice Social Studies Teachers

Keywords: Political literacy, Preservice Teachers, Descriptive Survey

Abstract

This study sets out to investigate the political literacy levels of preservice social studies teachers. In doing so, the political literacy levels of preservice social studies teachers have been analyzed in terms of gender, grade and CGPA. Descriptive survey model is used in the study. The sample of the study consists of the preservice social studies teachers in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade studying at Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University. Political Literacy Scale developed by Köksalve Erol (2021) is used in the study. The data obtained through the study are analyzed with Mann–Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis test. The findings show that there are significant differences in the political literacy levels of the preservice social studies teachers in terms of gender and grade variables; however, no significant differences in the political literacy levels are determined in terms of CGPA. Accordingly, it can be said that gender and grade variables have an impact on the political literacy levels of preservice social studies teachers, but not the CGPA variable.

Published
2022-08-18
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Güler, H. (2022). An Analysis of the Political Literacy Levels of Preservice Social Studies Teachers. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 10(S1-Aug), 179-185. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v10iS1-Aug.4874