Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(12A), pp. 41 - 47
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051307
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Teacher Candidates' Assessment for Pedagogy Education: Karabuk University/Turkey Sample


Ömer Aydoğdu *, Nurhayat Çelebi
Department of Education, Faculty of Letters, Karabuk University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this research is to determine the extent of benefit of teacher training education of the teacher candidate students who are having pedagogical teacher training education. This research is a quantitative study in general screening model. In the research, a questionnaire formed of 5-point Likert type with 26 items was used. Cronbach Alpha coefficient of the scale was 0,74. 222 teacher candidates participated into the study. The scale items were gathered under sub-dimensions of 'lessons taken by means of distant education, lessons taken by means of face-to-face education, teaching practice process in schools and general assessment of teacher training education'. According to the findings of the research, it was seen that assessments of the teacher candidates relating to the profession were positive. The students preferred face-to-face education to on-line education. Within this process, the importance of teaching practice was detected due to the provision of opportunity for the candidates for putting their theoretical knowledge into practice. No significant difference was seen in the assessments of the teacher training education in terms of gender by the teacher candidates. There was a difference in sub-dimension of 'lessons taken by means of face-to-face education' with respect to the group of History-Geography students. As suggestions, it is anticipated that teacher training education of the teacher candidates should be provided with the face-to-face education freely and courses should be arranged within four years of undergraduate education programs.

KEYWORDS
Teacher Candidates, Teacher Training Education, Practice Schools

Cite this paper
Ömer Aydoğdu , Nurhayat Çelebi . "Teacher Candidates' Assessment for Pedagogy Education: Karabuk University/Turkey Sample." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.12A (2017) 41 - 47. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051307.