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ERIC Number: ED502037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1304-9496
Improving Primary Teacher Education Departments through Pre-Service Teachers' Pedagogical Voices
Ekiz, Durmus
Online Submission, Journal of Theory and Practice in Education v2 n2 p68-80 2006
A growing body of studies into the job of teaching has described it as an overwhelmingly demanding task due to its very nature. This demanding job requires, among many others, a careful consideration of the issue of what the candidate owners think of the department of primary teacher education. This study, undertaken when a group of pre-service primary teachers were undergoing their initial professional education in the department of primary teacher education after two months of recruitment, investigated their initial views of teacher education. The data were collected through group interviews conducted entirely on a voluntary-basis then processed by means of qualitative analysis. The student teachers' pedagogical voices indicated that there were "gaps" between what they expected and what they faced in their initial teacher training courses in order to become effective teachers. [Abstract is provided in both English and Turkish.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A