Demir S., Özden S.

5th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Rome, Italy, 5 - 08 February 2013, vol.116, pp.4732-4736 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 116
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1017
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.4732-4736
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to determine the views of participants about the effectiveness of Multicultural Teaching Design Education Program (MTDEP), and to make recommendations accordingly. This program has been developed by researchers within the scope of the project no. 3894 supported by Republic of Turkey Erciyes University Scientific Research Project Coordination Department. This is a descriptive evaluation study compatible with the qualitative research paradigm. The participants are 22 students attending the 3rd grade at Erciyes University Faculty of Education Department of Primary Education in the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. Semi-structured interview technique has been employed for data collection. The general results of the study are as follows: pre-service teachers who have not received any training about the topic have low knowledge, skill, and awareness levels; MTDEP contributes to the personal and professional development of pre-service teachers; MTDEP provides pre-service teachers with the consciousness of being aware towards individual differences; and MTDEP helps pre-service teachers feel themselves more competent by improving their knowledge and skills about different teaching strategies, methods, and techniques. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of Academic World Education and Research Center.