Teachers’ Attitudes and Perceptions: Association of Teachers’ Attitudes toward Traditional and Modern Teaching Methodology According to RWCT as Well as Teachers’ Perceptions for Teaching as a Profession
Teaching methodologies that are chosen to be used by teachers in their daily work are highly impacted by their attitudes and perceptions. According to Schoenfeld (1992) attitudes and perceptions influence teachers not only how, but what, he or she teaches. The data collection for this study was conducted using quantitative and qualitative method. There were 473 school teachers throughout Kosovo that participated in this study. Questionnaires were used to collect all quantitative data, which were compiled and adjusted in accordance with the study objectives. Focus groups discussions were conducted for the purpose of collecting the qualitative data. The data showed significant negative association between teachers’ attitudes toward traditional teaching methodologies and modern teaching methodologies according to RWCT (r = –0.446, sig = 0.000). The data also showed that there was a significant negative association between attitudes toward traditional teaching methodology and teachers’ perceptions for teaching as a profession (r = –0.092, sig = 0.046). The quantitative results were in the same line with the qualitative findings of the study.
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