Assessing In-service Teachers' Instructional Beliefs about Student-centered Education: A Turkish Perspective

Feb. 24, 2009

Source: Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 25, Issue 2, February 2009, P. 350-356

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.
This curriculum was comprised of educational objectives, content, teaching strategies and instructional assessment. Data for the study were collected from 307 in-service teachers working at K-8 schools. A quantitative research analysis showed that in-service teachers held positive beliefs about student-centered education. In addition, the characteristics of teachers such as school level, teaching experience, teaching subject and educational background had statistically significant effects on their beliefs about student-centered education.

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