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ERIC Number: EJ779173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
A Turkish Profile of Prospective Elementary School Teachers and Their Views of Teaching
Saban, Ahmet
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v19 n8 p829-846 Nov 2003
This study explores the characteristics and perceptions of those currently entering elementary teacher education in Turkey. A questionnaire consisting of fixed-response, Likert-style and open-ended questions was administered to all entry level elementary teacher education students (n=381) enrolled in the Faculty of Education of Selcuk University during the 2001-2002 academic year to seek information about their background characteristics, past and preferred elementary schooling experiences, reasons for choosing elementary teaching as a career, and perceptions of elementary teaching as a profession. Results indicate that significant differences exist between male and female prospective elementary teachers' preconceptions of the teaching profession. Implications for preservice teacher education and further research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey