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Secondary School Teachers’ Perceptions about Their Problem Solving Abilities

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Author(s): Hasan DEMİRTAŞ | Burhanettin DÖNMEZ

Journal: Inonu University Journal of the Faculty of Education
ISSN 1300-2899

Volume: 9;
Issue: 16;
Start page: 177;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: Problem solving skill | problem solving | teacher skills

ABSTRACT
The purpose of the study is to determine the perceptions of high school teachers abouttheir level of problem solving skills and to find out whether their perceptions differaccording to gender, seniority, branch, marital status, how many children they have, thelast school of graduation, their mothers’ and fathers’ the level of education. Theresearch was conducted on 445 high school teachers working in Malatya city centerduring 2005-2006 academic year. The data were collected using Problem SolvingInventory, Form-A (PSI-A). In order to analyze the data, t-test, One-Way Anova, LSD,Kruskal Wallis H-test, and Mann Whitney U-test were used. Research results revealedthat high school teachers perceived their problem solving skill levels as “medium”.Results also showed that there were statistically significant differences among teachers’perceptions according to their seniority, the last school of graduation, and theeducation level of teachers’ mothers and fathers.
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