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ERIC Number: EJ969516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Pre-Service Chemistry Teachers' Expectations and Experiences in the School Experience Course
Kirbulut, Zubeyde D.; Boz, Yezdan; S. Kutucu, Elif
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v37 n2 p41-57 Feb 2012
The purpose of this study is to investigate prospective chemistry teachers' expectations and experiences of teaching practice. Six (four females and two males) pre-service chemistry teachers taking a School Experience II course participated in the study. A case study design was employed. The data were collected from multiple sources including observations, lesson plans, and semi-structured interviews before and after the school experience course. Pre-service teachers' expectations and experiences were categorized regarding the faculty, placement school, and teaching practice. It was found that school experience courses are crucial for pre-service teachers in deciding whether to continue in the teaching profession. It is also concluded that the harmony between pre-service teachers' expectations of and experiences in the school experience course had an influence on their opinions related to the teaching profession. (Contains 2 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