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ERIC Number: EJ849338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Change, Stability and Context: Prospective Teachers' Perceptions
Sahin, Abdurrahman; Cokadar, Hulusi
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v36 p213-224 2009
This study aims to explore and compare first-year and fourth-year prospective teachers' perceptions of good teaching, a good teacher, and a good student. A questionnaire with close- and open-ended questions was administered to 142 first-year and 138 fourth-year prospective teachers enrolled in the Faculty of Education at Pamukkale University. Findings suggest that first-year prospective teachers demonstrate a more teacher- and subject-oriented perception in general than fourth-year prospective teachers do. Prospective teachers' perceptions of good teaching move from uniform toward holistic, their perceptions of a good teacher move from professional and affective toward personal, and their perceptions of a good student move from academic toward social. The results disclose evidence to assert a clash in the program changing the teacher-oriented perceptions. The results also give an impression that some of the embedded legacies go unchallenged. (Contains 4 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey