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ERIC Number: EJ1177045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-5968
Graduate Students' Opinions of Professors' Competencies in Graduate Schools of Education
Senemoglu, Nuray; Beyaztas, Dilek Ilhan; Kapti, Suzan Beyza
Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, v20 n2 p79-92 2016
The quality of teacher education is closely related to the quality of teacher educators. High quality teacher education requires that teacher educators possess relevant knowledge and skills, professional experiences, and commitment. It also can be assumed that the quality of graduate-level education influences the quality of teacher education since educational departments train future teacher educators. The purpose of the study is to investigate graduate students' opinions about their professors' competencies in terms of facilitating learning, measurement and evaluation, advisement, subject area knowledge, and communication skills. A qualitative research design using in-depth interviews was used to capture graduate students' opinion about graduate educators' competencies. Students' opinions about their professors' competencies were classified under the themes of subject area knowledge, facilitating learning, advisement, measurement and evaluation, communication, and expectations. Findings were discussed under these themes.
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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: Turkey (Ankara)
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