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ERIC Number: EJ1140863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
A Sociocultural Perspective on the Development of Turkish Pre-Service Teachers' Competences and Qualifications
Tavil, Zekiye Müge; Güngör, Müzeyyen Nazli
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v25 n2 p263-277 2017
This paper reports a mixed methods study which aimed to improve Turkish pre-service English language teachers' competences and qualifications during their teaching practice experience (the practicum). The analysis of qualitative and quantitative data was framed by a sociocultural perspective focused around individual, cultural, and social factors in pre-service teacher (PST) education. Findings indicate that PSTs improved their competences with regard to their professional knowledge and understanding of the cultural, socioeconomic, and educational factors at a national level; practices particularly in teaching English to young learners; and attitudes toward their profession. The paper discusses some advantages of the qualitative data tools used and provides implications for facilitating reflective PST education during the teaching practicum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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