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This study aimed to examine how national curriculum, school, and classroom contexts in Turkey influenced beginning teachers’ learning to teach when they did not have any support. The findings reveal that teachers’ classroom practice was influenced by national curriculum requirements, lack of collegial support at schools, and students’ mixed knowledge levels in the classrooms due to the complex relationship between the three contexts.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2012
This study aimed to explore the relationship between student teachers’ sense of efficacy and their teaching concerns. The participants were three hundred and thirty-nine prospective teachers enrolled in the secondary science and mathematics education departments of two universities in Turkey. Two instruments were used to collect data: ‘Teachers’ Concerns Checklist’ and Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy’. The results of this study reveal that pre-service teachers in this study had moderate senses of efficacy in terms of their efficacy in student engagement, instructional strategies and classroom management.
Updated: Dec. 04, 2012
A Case Study of Beginning Science Teachers’ Subject Matter (SMK) and Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) of Teaching Chemical Reaction in Turkey
This study aimed to evaluate subject matter knowledge (SMK), pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), concerning chemical reactions for science teaching of beginning student teachers in Turkey. The results revealed that a high proportion of the student teachers were able to correctly apply the very basic concepts of Conservation of Mass and Conservation of Atoms. However, only one quarter of the students brought a sufficient understanding with them from secondary school to correctly answer the more difficult problems.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2012
The Nature of Prospective Mathematics Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge: The Case of Multiplication of Fractions
The current study aimed to explore prospective mathematics teachers’ knowledge of common conceptions and misconceptions that sixth and seventh grade students had about multiplication of fractions. In addition, prospective teachers’ knowledge of the sources of these misconceptions and strategies they knew to overcome these misconceptions was examined. The prospective teachers suggested many difficulties that elementary grade level students may have.
Updated: Oct. 16, 2012
This study was conducted to reveal how students perceived their experience of preparing portfolios and the effects of the portfolio process on their learning. The participants were 35 fourth-year biology student teachers enrolled in the course ‘Assessment and evaluation’ in the Faculty of Education at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. Five themes were drawn from the analysis of the students’ written reflections in their portfolios, regarding how they perceived the portfolio process and its effects on their learning.
Updated: May. 07, 2012
The main purpose of the present research is to investigate the perceptions of the student teachers regarding mentor roles and create a reliable Mentor Teacher Role Inventory (MTRI) for a distance English Teacher Training context. The analysis shows that the MTRI is a very valid and reliable instrument. The author concludes that an imperative implication of the present study is that a reliable and valid Mentor Teacher Role Inventory is constructed. The analysis of the MTRI yielded mentor dimensions similar to those reported in previous literature increasing the confidence in the stability of these mentor roles.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2012
The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationships between moral reasoning and epistemological beliefs in the context of educational research. The sample consisted of 96 elementary student teachers in Turkey. The findings of this study demonstrated that epistemological beliefs did not make a unique contribution to moral reasoning. The results also showed that while student teachers develop more sophisticated beliefs in some epistemological dimensions, they develop less sophisticated beliefs in other epistemological dimensions.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2012
The Problematic Context of Mentoring: Evidence from an English Language Teaching Department at a Turkish University
The purpose of this study is to investigate the participants’ perceptions and experiences about the concepts of ‘mentor’ and ‘mentoring’. Six English Language Teaching Department (ELT) students, who were in the final year of their training and one English teacher who was the subject mentor of the students at the practice school participated in the study. The findings demonstrate that the students found mentoring useful, particularly in putting theory into practice, and working in an authentic teaching environment. However, the students obviously needed more critical, constructive, structured, and immediate assistance and feedback for their survival stage of teaching, which is an important responsibility of a mentor.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2012
The purpose of this study was to determine the longitudinal changes in the attitudes of pre-service primary education teachers towards teaching as they progressed through training. The findings show that both positive and negative changes are observed in the attitudes of student teachers towards teaching during the teacher education period. Student teachers mention teaching practices, cooperating teachers, the training programme and supervising teachers as the reasons for these changes.
Updated: Dec. 13, 2011
Comparing Teachers’ Views on Morality and Moral Education, A Comparative Study in Turkey and the United States
The authors examined how K-8 teachers approach morality, moral education, and the moral development of children in Turkey and in the United States. It was found that Turkish and American teachers had different views on the definition of morality. Turkish teachers emphasized societal values and global values, which have implications for the sustainability of the Turkish nation-state. On the other hand, American teachers emphasized moral action and morality in context rather than global values.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2011