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ERIC Number: EJ1064634
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Exploring Turkish Social Studies Student Teachers' Development of Identity
Özbas, Banu Çulha
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v40 n6 Article 7 Jun 2015
The aim of this study was to explore professional identity development among social studies student teachers in a four-year teacher education program in Turkey. Fifty-five student teachers participated in the study. Data were collected about their metaphorical images about teachers and social studies teachers and a series of in-depth interviews was conducted with five of them. All data were analysed across different study years in the teacher education program using inductive content analysis. In the light of this analysis, the experiences of the five student teachers' were examined in detail to gain a deeper understanding of how they had become social studies teacher from student teachers. Practice periods appeared to be highly influential for identity development but not for all the students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey