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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
The study examined the effect of international student teaching experience on the professional and personal development of preservice teachers. 26 graduate students in a private university in Turkey had a two-month internship in a mid western state in the United States. The main component of the internship was a six-week student teaching experience in high schools. The findings suggest that the international student teaching experience and the overall internship program with its cultural components contributed in a positive way to student teachers’ professional and personal development and helped student teachers increase their cultural awareness.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2009
This study investigated the effect of problem posing on the pre-service primary teachers' understanding of fraction concepts enrolled in two different versions of a methods course at a university in Turkey. In the experimental version, problem posing was used as a teaching strategy. Results showed that problem posing had a positive impact on the pre-service teachers' knowledge and views about what it means to know mathematics.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2009
Turkish Preservice Science Teachers’ Efficacy Beliefs Regarding Science Teaching and their Beliefs about Classroom Management
The article explored Turkish preservice teachers science teaching and science efficacy. 584 teachers were tested utilizing the Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument and the attitudes and beliefs on classroom control (ABCC) inventory and data analysis indicated that preservice science teachers generally expressed positive efficacy beliefs regarding science teaching.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2008