EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, cilt.13, ss.21-42, 2013 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Problem Statement: Recent studies in education have focused on how to handle metaphors as research and evaluation tools. Metaphors have many advantages for researchers, educators and learners with the most important being that they can help educators understand pre-service teachers' thinking and belief systems of mathematics. A study of previous literature in this area has shown that metaphors are used as explicit explorations of teachers' personal views of mathematics and their understanding of new images within mathematics, which can contribute to their own personal mathematical views. In this respect, comparing the metaphors used by teachers in different countries can yield many advantages.