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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
Let’s Make a Movie: Investigating Pre-service Teachers’ Reflections on Using Video-Recorded Role Playing Cases in Turkey
This study explores pre-service teachers’ reflections with regards to the incorporation of their video recordings of classroom memoirs into the CM course. Furthermore, the study examines the potential consequences of this project on their learning and preparation for the profession. The sample included 97 pre-service teachers attending to the College of Technical Education in the West of Turkey. The results suggest that having pre-service teachers develop and analyze video cases can improve motivation, learning, empathy, and the construction of professional identity.
Updated: Nov. 03, 2011
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