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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
Transformative Learning-Based Mentoring for Professional Development of Teacher Educators in Information and Communication Technologies: An Approach for an Emerging Country
The purpose of the present study is to suggest a structure of one-to-one mentoring based on the transformative learning theory in order to meet professional development in ICT. In the scope of this study, in order to meet professional development in ICT in Turkey, the characteristics and the functioning of the structure of one-to-one mentoring based on the transformative learning theory are explained. Finally, the present study puts forward some suggestions regarding the application of the structure and mentions the contributions of the structure to professional development in ICT.
Updated: Apr. 07, 2010
The main objective of this study was to investigate the differences between pre-service English teachers' self-efficacy beliefs with the instructors' views of the teaching competence of these pre-service teachers. Thirty-nine Turkish student teachers and five Turkish female instructors participated in the study. The results of the research indicated that the student teachers' self-efficacy judgments were higher than the instructors' judgments for the student teachers' teaching competence.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
The Internet has become one of the most common instructional tools because of recent developments in telecommunications and Internet technology. Accordingly, educators increasingly support the use of the Internet in the social studies classroom. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate pre-service elementary teachers' beliefs about the use of the Internet in the social studies classroom.
Updated: Oct. 11, 2009
Educational Technology Standards Scale (ETSS): A Study of Reliability and Validity for Turkish Preservice Teachers
The purpose of this study is to develop a scale, the Educational Technology Standards Scale (ETSS), to determine how effectively and appropriately preservice teachers use educational technologies. 460 seniorclass preservice teachers (189 male and 271 female) from six departments in the Education Faculty of Selçuk University in Turkey participated in this scale-development study in the academic year of 2005–2006. Analysis of the findings reveals that the scale (at the national level) helps universities in Turkey evaluate themselves for their education about educational technologies.
Updated: Jun. 25, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of active learning on preservice teachers’ dignity, energy, self-management, community, and awareness (DESCA) abilities, attitudes toward teaching as well as attitudes toward science. The data for the study were obtained from 77 elementary school preservice teachers from two classes conducted by the same instructor in a public university located in Turkey. .
Updated: May. 13, 2009
A Course on Gender Equity in Education: Does It Affect Gender Role Attitudes of Preservice Teachers?
The purpose of this study is to explore if a semester-long course on gender equity in education has an impact on the attitudes of preservice teachers toward gender roles. To this end, a pretest–posttest analysis is carried out in a state university in Ankara, Turkey. 133 preservice teachers participated in this study; 33 of whom had taken the course and 100 of whom had not.
Updated: Mar. 31, 2009
Assessing In-service Teachers' Instructional Beliefs about Student-centered Education: A Turkish Perspective
The main purpose of this research is to investigate in-service teachers' instructional beliefs about student-centered education. The inventory was designed to measure teachers' student-centered educational beliefs based on four components of the educational curriculum. A quantitative research analysis showed that in-service teachers held positive beliefs about student-centered education.
Updated: Mar. 30, 2009
The Relationship between Critical Thinking Skills and In-Class Questioning Behaviors of English Language Teaching Students
It is important that trainee teachers in the faculties of education should develop their critical thinking skills so that they can meet the expectations and needs of their profession. The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between critical thinking skills and in-class questioning behaviors of English Language Teaching (ELT) students at the Faculty of Education at Mugla University.The data suggest that the questions asked by the students of the higher critical thinking score group are not questions that clarify unclear points, but questions asked out of curiosity, to remove the uncertainties, and to lead people to think profoundly.
Updated: Feb. 04, 2009
The study discusses the impact of John Dewey (1859-1952) on Turkish teacher education system. Therefore, it heavily relies on the commissioned report “The Report and Recommendation on Turkish Education” prepared by Dewey in 1924. This article documents Dewey's ideas about teacher education in Turkey and analyses their take up in practice.
Updated: Feb. 02, 2009