Who are the future teachers in Turkey? Characteristics of entering student teachers

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Citation Formats
M. Aksu, A. Daloğlu, and İ. S. Yıldırım, “Who are the future teachers in Turkey? Characteristics of entering student teachers,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, pp. 91–101, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/30049.