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ERIC Number: EJ1047553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec-10
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Opinions of Literature Teachers Related to Academic Training, In-Service Training and Organizational Socialization Process
Abdullah, Arslan Mahmut
Educational Research and Reviews, v9 n23 p1280-1290 Dec 2014
One of the utmost important functions of Turkish Education system is to teach Turkish Language at pre-schools, elementary schools, junior high schools and higher education institutions effectively. In this respect, at high schools which comprise the secondary schools, it is clear that Turkish Language and Literature teachers have paramount roles. In terms of Turkish language education, the principal function of junior high schools is to help students acquire skills in using Turkish efficiently, which is one of the ways of transferring national culture to students. Including the above mentioned reasons, the purpose of this study was to assess the views of Turkish Literature teachers on their academic training, in-service training and organizational socialization process that were sources for university education in terms of teaching Turkish language effectively. In the present study, 92 literature teachers carrying on their duties at primary high schools in 2013-2014 school-year in the province of Erzincan were interviewed on their professional socialization variables. Seventy-five teachers participated in a pre-test conducted in order to determine validity and reliability of "Literature Teachers Professional Socialization Variables Scale" used in the study. The results of the pre-test showed that in the multi-factor scale, total variance of the factors is 49.636%, while the reliability varies between 78.9 and 87.3%. According to the findings of the study, literature teachers stated that their "academic training", "in-service training" and "organizational socialization" practices ranked between "low and medium". The results of the study revealed that the pre-service training conducted just before teaching was far from adapting teachers effectively into teaching. In parallel with these results of the research, it was suggested that a career system promoting the leadership skills in teaching should be adopted by literature teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey