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ERIC Number: EJ808061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
An Evaluation of Literature Component of Hacettepe University English Language Teaching Department
Arikan, Arda
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v29 p27-33 2005
The purpose of this study is to collect and interpret views of prospective teachers on literature courses offered in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Education, English Language Teaching (EL T) department. Hence, this research encompasses experiential knowledge of the participants and the results aim to inform the curriculum development practice situated at ELT departments in Turkey. In order to collect the views of the prospective English language teachers on the literature courses in their curriculum, 15 prospective language teachers were interviewed via structured questions. Apart from the interviews, an opinion survey was also applied to 100 other students to strengthen and further the interpretation of the findings. In this study, it is found that the prospective teachers view literature courses as an important part of their pre-service teacher education while recommending minor changes in the literature curriculum so that these courses become more effective. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey