Original article | Journal of Innovative Research in Teacher Education 2023, Vol. 4(1) 17-30
Ünal Şimşek & Bahadır Kılcan
pp. 17 - 30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/jirte.2023.531.2 | Manu. Number: MANU-2206-08-0003.R1
Published online: March 19, 2023 | Number of Views: 63 | Number of Download: 366
This research aimed to review the relationship between the awareness of social studies teachers on inclusive education and their perceptions of social justice. This research designed with a relational survey model was carried out using quantitative research methods to collect data specific to both concepts and to reveal the relationship between them. The study group of the research consists of 148 social studies teachers assigned to public schools in the central district of Aksaray province and Mamak district of Ankara province as of the 2021-2022 academic year. “Awareness Scale for Inclusive Education” and “Social Justice Scales in Schools” were used as the data collection tools for this research. The questionnaires were applied via Google Forms due to the pandemic. As a result of the research executed within the framework of various variables, it was concluded that there is a positive relationship between social studies teachers’ awareness of inclusive education and their perceptions of social justice. The reasons concerning the variables pointing to a significant difference as per the findings obtained in the current research may be revealed by collecting in-depth data through qualitative research designs. In addition, the relationship between social studies teachers' perceptions of inclusive education and social justice can be examined based on different variables.
Keywords: Social studies teachers, Inclusive education, Awareness, Social justice, Perception
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