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ERIC Number: EJ1216499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2407-9898
Exploring Teacher Candidates' Views on Educational Reform
Taneri, Pervin Oya
Athens Journal of Education, v3 n1 p19-31 Feb 2016
The continuation and success of educational reforms need teachers' awareness on those reforms. When the people do not understand educational reforms, vital educational reforms will fail to get approved or be implemented. The present study was an attempt to explore the teacher candidates' views on educational reform. 36 prospective teachers participated in this study. The data were collected in the 2014-2015 academic year by using semi-structured interviews. The findings of this study revealed that the majority of prospective teachers are not familiar with the reasons of recent educational reform. A significant majority of the respondents had the view that the Educational reforms bring little benefits and in some cases damage both the teachers and the students. The study concluded that a well-organized change is essential in teacher education programs in order to encourage teacher candidates to be involved critically in, and with, the educational system, in which they will work.
Athens Institute for Education & Research. 8 Valaoritou Street, Kolonaki, Athens 10671, Greece. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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