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ERIC Number: EJ1121992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
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Examining Primary Pre-Service Teachers' Perspectives on Teaching Practice Courses
Basturk, Savas
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v9 n3 p35-46 2016
The courses "school experience" and "teaching practice" are undoubtedly among the central courses to be received by pre-service teachers who will be future teachers. Through them, pre-service teachers obtain the realistic information about their profession. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine pre-service teachers' perspectives on teaching practice courses by using a quantitative approach. Therefore, a 5-point Likert-type questionnaire was administered in order to gather data. The participants of the study were 80 pre-service teachers from the department of primary school education at a public university in the north of Turkey. The data collected were analysed and interpreted using the methods of quantitative analysis. The results have revealed that the pre-service teachers appreciated the value of teaching practice courses, but because of some reasons, they were not very happy in spending time in practice schools. They had not any problems with students and were quite pleased with their attitudes, while it is not possible to say the same thing for mentors' and administrators' attitudes.
Babes-Bolyai University. Kogainiceanu 1, Cluj-Napoca, 400084 Romania. e-mail: submit_adn@yahoo.com; Web site: http://adn.teaching.ro
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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