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ERIC Number: EJ1062587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1692-5777
Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs about the Roles of Thesis Supervisors: A Case Study
Tapia Carlín, Rebeca Elena
GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, n7 p74-92 Nov 2013
Trainee beliefs about the roles of thesis supervisors can exert an important influence on timely and successful completion of theses. This research article explores pre-service teacher beliefs about the roles of thesis supervisors through the analysis of their learning diaries. The aim of this study is to identify ways to improve supervisory practices in order to facilitate timely theses completion. Findings reveal that participants believe that the supervisor should motivate trainees to write their thesis, help them to select a promising topic, and provide advice on the research design, data collection and data analysis. In sum, candidates expect guidance in the writing of the entire thesis. The data also suggest that shaping students' beliefs can improve the timely and successful completion of their theses and as a result improve graduation rate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico