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Turkish Journal of Teacher Education    Follow    
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     ISSN (Print) 2147-5156
     Published by Turkish Journal of Teacher Education Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Pre-Service Teachers’ Level of Knowledge and Exercise Their Rights
           as Student
    • Authors: Cem Topsakal
      Abstract: This study aimed to determine awareness and exercise level of pre-service teachers about student rights in the Faculty of Education, Yüzüncü Yıl University (YYU). Population of the study consists of 3538 undergraduates in 2010-2011 academic year at YYU. Randomly selected 538 students, by cluster and multi-phase sampling from all departments and years were taken into the sample in the population.  As a data collection tool, we used a survey developed by researcher.  Data are analyzed by describing frequency and percentage.  The research is supported by a qualitative study among students.  Results of the main study showed that pre-service teachers have hardly been aware of and used their rights. The other findings are followed as: students get knowledge about their rights mostly through their friends and website of the university; however they desire to prefer it through their supervisors when getting information. During this period, they are noticed to have problems about lack of counselling and interest by officials in the Faculty of Education. Best way to solve this problem is that a dynamic counselling service must be provided and officials should show interest and respect students. Besides legal rights, students mostly ask for high quality of education, struggle with all manners of discrimination, right to see their marked examination papers and to appeal against examination grades. Additionally, students demand of new rights such as participation in rector election, right to choose lecturer, make-up for low grades. According to about three fifth of participants, supervisors fail in their jobs while admitting lack of knowledge about their rights and demand for information in this matter.  When they attempted to exercise their rights, students meet some problems with lecturers, officials and registrar’s office. Students find some of current regulations rather useless. They felt hard done-by on some subjects such as pedagogical formation and studying in the Faculty of Science. In conclusion, the study ends with results-oriented suggestions. 
      PubDate: 2013-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2013)
  • Effects of Television Series on 11-12 Years Old Children
    • Authors: Serap Buyurgan, Irfan Nihan Demirel
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to determine to effects of television series on 11-12 year old children. Descriptive study is used in the research. Study sample consists of 127 students (52 females, 75 males) attending the 5th grade in Yamantürk Elementary School in Rize. Study data were collected by using two separate tools. The first one is a questionnaire consisting of seven questions developed by the researchers. Its validity was tested after applying to ten 5th graders. The other tool was obtained by means of assessing of the students’ drawings illustrating the most influential scene in their favorite television serial. Students’ drawings were analyzed against the “Drawing Evaluation Criteria” developed in consideration of children’s ages, linear drawing developmental stages, social and mental development. As a result of this study, it was seen that 11-12 year old children take mostly as role model the characters from television serials they see and perform those characters’ behaviours by imitating in their daily life. Moreover it was seen that female students like persuasive, funny, romantic, pretty, and goodlooking characters; whereas male students like fighting and powerful characters in television serials including horror and violent.

      PubDate: 2013-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2013)
  • Botswana PGDE Student Teachers’ Attitude towards Inclusive
           Education: Implication for Teacher Education
    • Authors: Mpho Otukile-Mongwaketse, Sourav Mukhopadhyay
      Abstract: The purpose of this exploratory mixed methods study was to investigate perception of Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) student-teachers of University of Botswana towards inclusion of learners with Special Educational Needs (SENs) in regular schools. We were also interested in a) the level of preparation and confidence associated with inclusion of learners with SENs in regular secondary schools in Botswana and (b) the effectiveness of an introductory awareness course in preparing PGDE students in including learners with SENs, c) suggestions for improving the course. Data were collected using self-administered questionnaire that contained both Likert scale and open ended questions. Forty-seven out of 50 PGDE student teachers participated in this research and completed a questionnaire at the beginning and at the end of an introductory course on special education. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were carried-out to find the differences in their beliefs towards inclusion of learners with SENs in the regular classrooms. Findings indicated that there was a significant difference in the students’ attitudinal scores towards inclusion of learners with SENs between pre-and post-teaching.
      PubDate: 2013-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2013)
  • Fen Bilgisi Öğretmen Adayları için
           Öğretmenlik Tercih Nedenlerini Derecelendirme ve Geleceğe
           Yönelik Beklentiler Ölçekleri Geliştirme
    • Authors: Murat Bursal, Serkan Buldur
      Abstract: Bu çalışmada, fen bilgisi öğretmen adaylarının meslek tercih nedenlerini ve bu nedenlerin etki derecelerini belirlemek amacıyla geliştirilen Öğretmenlik Tercih Nedenleri Derecelendirme [ÖTNED] ölçeği ve gelecekte öğretmenlik mesleğinden beklentilerini tespit etmek amacıyla geliştirilen Geleceğe Yönelik Beklentiler [GYÖB] ölçeğinin geçerlik ve güvenirlik incelemesi yapılmıştır. 379 fen bilgisi öğretmen adayının katıldığı çalışma sonucunda, ÖTNED ölçeğinin özsel nedenler ve dışsal nedenler olarak tanımlanan iki faktörden oluştuğu, GYÖB ölçeğinin ise tek faktörlü yapıda olduğu ve her iki ölçekten elde edilen verilerin bilimsel araştırmalar için gerekli geçerlik ve güvenirlik kriterlerini taşıdığı sonucuna varılmıştır. Pilot çalışmada elde edilen verilere göre; öğretmenlik tercih nedenleri ve gelecek beklentileri açısından cinsiyet ve aile gelir seviyesi kategorileri arasında anlamlı bir farklılık olmadığı ve tüm katılımcılar için öğretmenlik tercih nedenleri açısından özsel nedenlerin dışsal nedenlere göre daha etkili olduğu görülmüştür. Özsel nedenler, alt boyutlarına göre incelendiğinde ise, özgeci nedenlerin içsel nedenlere kıyasla etki derecesinin daha yüksek olduğu görülmüştür. Bu sonuçlardan hareketle, fen bilgisi öğretmen adaylarının öğretmenlik mesleği tercihlerinde etkili olan faktörlerin etki derecesi sıralaması; özgeci, içsel ve dışsal nedenler olarak belirlenmiştir. Öğretmenlik tercih nedenleri ile gelecek beklentileri arasındaki ilişki incelendiğinde ise geleceğe yönelik olumlu beklenti düzeyinin özgeci ve içsel mesleki tercih nedenleri ile pozitif fakat dışsal nedenlerle negatif ilişkili olduğu bulunmuştur.   
      PubDate: 2013-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2013)
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