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ERIC Number: EJ952277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
An Evaluation of the Aims of the Faculty School Partnership Scheme by Mathematics Student Teachers and Their Mentors
Aydin, Emin
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v36 n3 p273-281 Sep 2009
After the radical change of the teacher training programs in Turkey the partnership process started to become the area of interest among the teacher training community. In the new model the idea is the mutual learning between mentor and student teachers as an essential element for both the growth of the student teacher and the professional development of the mentor teacher. The aim of this study is to investigate how the mentor teachers and student teachers evaluate the aims of the partnership scheme, in regard to how they perceive these aims are relevant for the three actors in the process: student teachers, mentors and faculty supervisors. Data was collected from 146 student and 34 mentor teachers of mathematics within 2004-2007 periods with the APQ questionnaire and was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Findings indicate that the attitudes of student teachers and mentors are negative in general towards the process. Student teachers see their benefits as coming after those of the faculty supervisors. Mentors view themselves as having the least benefits from the process. Possible reasons for these trends were discussed under the light of the research literature. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey