Metaphoric Perception of Prospective Music Teachers Related to Students with Special Needs

Öpengin E.

International Congress of Pedagogical Research, Alor-Setar, Malaysia, 15 - 16 May 2021, pp.112

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Alor-Setar
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Page Numbers: pp.112


The aim of the research, is used to determine the metaphorical perceptions of prospective

music teachers about students with special needs through metaphor analysis. Phenomenon

design was adopted as appropriate to nature of the qualitative descriptive research. The

research group consists of 17 teacher candidates who are enrolled to music education

department of Van YYU Education Faculty. Data were collected using a survey form

containing the statement of "Students with special needs looks like

a/an...................because……………….”. The obtained data were analyzed and interpreted by

using content analysis method. In line with the findings obtained, it has been examined

whether the prospective music teachers' metaphors for the students with special needs differ

according to their gender. As a result of the research, the most used metaphor seems as

flower. Besides, there are positive (music box etc.) and negative (angel, baby etc.) metaphors

were revealed about students with special needs. Despite participants have a positive attitude

and they use of optimistic terms as metaphors, it is clear that they see these students as

individuals in need of help. Studies investigating the causes of these perceptions can be done.