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ERIC Number: EJ796225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
The Role of Reflective Journals in Early Childhood Pre-Service Teachers' Professional Development
Isikoglu, Nesrin
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v7 n2 p819-825 May 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine how early childhood pre-service teachers developed professionally through reflective journals. The study focused on the quality of reflection and the effects of reflection on pre-service teachers' professional development. Thirty-two students, majoring in early childhood education, were participated in this qualitative research study. Data were gathered through documents and semi-structured interviews and analyzed through content analysis techniques. The results of the study indicate that pre-service teachers demonstrate three stages of reflection "routine, technical and critical" in professional development themes named "evaluation, problem solving and consciousness." Technical and critical level reflections indicated that pre-service teachers were in the process of professional development and change.
Educational Consultancy, Ltd. (EDAM). Kisikli Mh. Alemdag Cd. Yan Yol Sk., SBK Is Merkezi No:5 Kat:1, Uskudar-Istanbul, 34692 Turkey. Tel: 90 216 481 30 23; Fax: 90 216 481 31 36; email:;
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey