The Quality Of University Hidden Curriculum According To Teacher Candidates
The aim of this research is to determine the hidden curriculum perception levels of teacher candidates of their undergraduate education and formation education they took at the Faculty of Education and then and compare hidden curriculum perception levels of the education they got from these two different institutions in terms of various variables.
In the study, quantitative research design was implemented. ‘Hidden Curriculum Scale’ developed by Akbulut and Aslan (2006) was used as the data gathering instrument. Data was gathered from a workgroup of 329 teacher candidates who took formation education given at the Faculty of Education at Adnan Menderes University in 2015-2016 Academic year.
The findings of the study indicate that teacher candidates have a more positive view of the hidden curriculum of formation education than their undergraduate education. Male candidates are more satisfied with undergraduate education than female candidates. Single teacher candidates have a more positive view of undergraduate and formation hidden curriculum than married ones.
Undergraduate and formation hidden curriculum perceptions made meaningful differences on teacher candidates who graduated from different departments. Teacher candidates are in the belief that their undergraduate education and formation education did not meet their expectations in terms of hidden curriculum
Hidden curriculum, teacher Candidates, higher education, formation.