The Views of Prospective Teachers about School Experience Course in the Department of Science Education and Other Departments

Ibrahim Yuksel, Hatice Kircicek

Abstract


The aim of this study is to determine the views of the prospective teachers in the Department of Science Education and Other Departments about the removal of the School Experience course for the new students who are newly accepted in the undergraduate programs which are updated by the Higher Education Council (HEC) in the 2018-2019 academic year and how the course reflects the teaching profession. The research was carried out with a total of 122 prospective teachers who were selected from the volunteers of the fourth year students of Mathematics and Science Education and Basic Education Departments at the education faculty of a public university in Turkey in the fall semester of 2018- 2019 academic year. In the study, the homogeneous sampling selection was chosen because there were prospective teachers with similar characteristics chosen from the universe and going to the same application school. Interview questions developed by the researchers are used as the main data collection tool and content analysis was done. In the study, the answers obtained from the interview form were themed and interpretations were made based on the results.

Keywords: school experience, prospective teachers, teaching profession


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v8n1p160

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International Journal of Higher Education
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