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ERIC Number: EJ927495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Pedagogical Treatment and Change in Preservice Teacher Beliefs: An Experimental Study
Polat, Nihat
International Journal of Educational Research, v49 n6 p195-209 2010
This study addresses if preservice English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers' beliefs about the effectiveness of authentic, commercial, and teacher-made instructional materials can be changed after a semester-long pedagogical treatment. Data were collected from 90 preservice EFL teachers (Experimental: 45, Control: 45) at a public university in Turkey using questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, and retrospective reflection essays. Data analyses involved "t"-tests, multivariate analysis of gain scores, and interview transcriptions. Findings suggested that although change in preservice teachers' beliefs after a well-structured treatment was not very common, they were far from rare. Qualitative results also revealed that some beliefs of participants became more favorable about the effectiveness of some aspects of these materials while others remained unchanged or became less favorable. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey