Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1711

Full Length Research Paper

An evaluation of occupational ethical values of geography teacher candidates in Turkey

Mehmet ÜNLÜ
  • Mehmet ÜNLÜ
  • Geography Department, Faculty of Education, Marmara University, Ataturk Turkey.
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  •  Received: 01 November 2017
  •  Accepted: 22 January 2018
  •  Published: 23 January 2018


Geographers can be influenced by the occupational ethical values in their cultures. In this research, the opinions of the geography teaching candidates were determined according to occupational ethical values at Marmara University, Faculty of Education, Department of Geography Teaching. Occupational ethical values identified are used to collect data by help of survey which ethical values are seen as important by geography teacher candidates. 126 geography teachers participated in the study. Findings obtained in the study and 18 ethical and 13 unethical values included in the survey were interpreted according to the results of their priority orders. The study revealed that the teachers’ expectancy of ethical values, “justice” comes first as the unethical values order topped by "discrimination”. The sub-outcomes that led to this conclusion of general outcome were presented in findings and discussion in the context of research aims.


Key words: Ethics, values, occupational ethical values, geography teacher candidate.