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The purpose of this study is to describe the extent to which elementary teaching in Turkey exhibits the characteristics of a profession. Evidence was drawn primarily from a Delphi methodology. It is concluded from this study that, on the basis of the criteria used in this study, teaching does not qualify fully as a profession. According to the expert panel that participated in this study, elementary teaching met only two of the 11 characteristics analyzed.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
This study examined the relationship between preservice teachers' teaching knowledge and self-rating of competencies and their practicum experience. The participants of this study are fourth year students in the Department of English Language Education of the Faculty of Education, Mula University, Turkey. The results of the TKT and Teacher Competency Scale showed that student teachers acquired means above the average.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
Elementary Students’ Scientific Epistemological Beliefs in Relation to Socio-Economic Status and Gender
The current study explored students’ scientific epistemological beliefs in relation to socio-economic status (SES) and gender. Eight grade Turkish elementary school students participated in the study. The analysis indicated that students with a working mother and educated parents as well as greater number of books at home together with a separate study room are more likely to have tentative views and less likely to have fixed views about science compared to students with unemployed mother, uneducated parents, less books at home, and no separate study room.
Updated: May. 19, 2011
This study examined the primary school principals’ perceptions of ‘trust’ in their mentoring experiences at different career phases. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used in the study. The Primary School Principals’ Mentoring Questionnaire previously developed by the researchers was applied to 1462 primary school principals in Istanbul. As a follow-up study, focus groups were carried out with 50 school administrators at various career phases. Results of the study showed that in different career phases, trust played a crucial role in maintaining the collegiality in the principals’ mentoring experiences.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
Narrative Inquiry in Service Learning Contexts: Possibilities for Learning about Diversity in Teacher Education
This article investigates the experiences of preservice and in-service teachers through intentionally created narrative inquiry (Connelly & Clandinin, 2006) spaces within three different service-learning engagements in Canada, Kenya, and Turkey. The authors argue thinking narratively suits the purpose of learning within service learning, highlighting the potential this kind of work holds for preservice and in-service teachers' professional identities in school contexts shaped by diversity.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
Prospective Teachers’ Views on the Use of Calculators with Computer Algebra System in Algebra Instruction
This study aimed to investigate the views of prospective teachers on the use of advanced calculators with Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) in algebra instruction. Participants in this study were secondary prospective mathematics teachers at a university in Ankara, Turkey. The students in this study had no prior experience with CAS. An open-ended questionnaire and group interviews revealed prospective teachers’ views and beliefs about when and why they prefer three possible uses of CAS— black box, white box, or Symbolic Math Guide (SMG).
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010
The main goal of this study was to determine pre-service teachers' use of reading strategies in their own readings. In addition, pre-service teachers' use of these strategies in their future teaching practices was also investigated. The subjects for this study were 505 pre-service teachers enrolled in one of the major universities in Ankara. The results of the study revealed that pre-service teachers employed 28 out of 38 reading strategies most of the time.
Updated: Aug. 22, 2010
This study was conducted to reveal teachers' views of the effectiveness of the INSET courses they attended on the new curriculum and to evaluate the courses based on the teachers' views and the effective INSET characteristics reported in the literature.The participants were 20 primary and 18 secondary school teachers. According to the findings, the INSET courses were found to be ineffective, mainly in terms of the quality of the instructors, teaching methods employed, duration of the courses and support after training. The authors conclude with suggestions to conduct effective INSET courses.
Updated: Jul. 25, 2010
Social Studies Teacher Candidates' Views on the Controversial Issues Incorporated into their Courses in Turkey
The purpose of this study was to ascertain social studies teacher candidates' views on the controversial issues involved in their courses in Turkey. The study was based on semi-structured interviews with 15 teacher candidates. It was found that controversial issues were not sufficiently included in teacher candidates' courses and that teacher candidates have difficulty in discussing critical issues in class.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
This study investigated the metaphorical images that prospective teachers in Turkey formulated to describe learners. Altogether 98 well-articulated metaphorical images were identified and 12 conceptual themes were developed. Significant associations were detected between teacher trainees' gender, programme type and status in programme, and the 12 conceptual themes.
Updated: May. 25, 2010