HOPE FOR THE FUTURE? THE FUTURE TEACHERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE CORE VALUES OF THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK AND TOWARDS EDUCATION SYSTEM
Author: Tomislav Cerinski
Paper categorization: Original scientific paper
Near the end of the winter semester of the school year 2018/2019 the attitudes of students of graduate studies at Faculty of Science (PMF), educational studies at Faculty of Science, Department of Physics (PMF-F) and Faculty of Education (UF), Čakovec Department (N=151) were analysed, regarding the core values of the National Curriculum Framework (NOK) and education system. „The questionnaire of attitudes towards values as fundamental components of the National Curriculum Framework“ and „Questionnaire of students’ attitudes towards education system“. The aim of the study was to determine if there were any differences among students of UF and PMF-F regarding their attitudes towards the core values of NOK and regarding attitudes towards education system. A significant difference in attitudes was established, regarding identity, solidarity, responsability and pupil teacher partnership (students of UF and female students in general appreciate these values more) whereas there were no differences regarding acquired knowledge, teaching process and atmosphere. More than 90% of students of UF expressed their wish to pursue a career in school education, while less than 50% of students of PMF-F agreed with them. The results call for further research of students’ attitudes and of reasons for decreased interest of students of education studies of PMF-F to participate in school education processes.
teachers, students, school