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ERIC Number: EJ1165013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Validation of the Malaysian Version of the Teacher Education Program Coherence Questionnaire
Goh, Pauline Swee Choo; Yusuf, Qismullah
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v42 n12 Article 3 p42-59 Dec 2017
The main purpose of this study was to validate a Malay Language version of a 30-item teacher education program coherence questionnaire. Two different samples of preservice teachers completed the Malay translation of the questionnaire. Exploratory factor analysis (N=220) showed four types of perceived program coherence which had good internal consistency ranging from 0.79 to 0.86: "Opportunity to enact practice," "Opportunity to analyze practice," "Opportunity to connect ideas across courses" and "Coherence between courses and practical experience." The confirmatory factor analysis (N= 234) provided support for a four-factor model. In addition, an analysis of criterion validity of the four types of perceived program coherence also indicated meaningful relationships to teaching efficacy. Our study supports the applicability of the Malaysian teacher education program coherence questionnaire for use among Malaysian preservice teachers. Both theoretical and practical implications are provided for teacher educators and researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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