VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY STUDY ON THE TEACHER’S ATTITUDE SCALE ABOUT THE PLACE BASED EDUCATION APPROACH APPLIED DURING THE SOCIAL STUDIES
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This research has been aiming on making the study of validity and safety of the “The Teacher’sAttitude Scale About The Place Based Education Approach Applied During The Social Studies”which was developed for determining the social studies teachers’ attitudes through the placebased education approach. During the preparation of the scale, primarily an item pool wasformed scanning the literature and expert opinions are addressed. The working team of theresearch, is formed of totally 228 teachers who are situated in the Konya city center and givingsocial studies courses and determined through the simple random sampling method. Exploratoryfactor analysis was made for the purpose of examining the construct validity of “The Teacher’sAttitude Scale About The Place Based Education Approach Applied During The Social Studies”.Total item correlation (item distinction values) which gives the scale on consistency of the itemswith each other and all the test for examining the reliability and Cronbach internal consistencyfactor have been calculated. As a result of the research it was precipitated with the items (17items) excluded from the scale that it was valid and reliable. The scale consists of 28 items and 3sub-dimensions.
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