Perceptions of beginning teachers on pre service teacher preparation in Turkey

Öztürk, Mustafa
Yıldırım, Ali
The purpose of this study is to investigate the perceptions of beginning teachers on preservice teacher education. Through a survey, 465 beginning teachers working in randomly selected provinces of Turkey assessed the benefits of their pre-service programs. For data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics were used. The results of the study indicated that the participant teachers’ perceptions on their pre-service trainings were not positive and that these perceptions changed significantly by the type of faculty they graduated from, the amount of practice teaching they did during their pre-service years, the existence of a mentor teacher as a part of practice teaching done during pre-service years, and their teaching fields
Journal of Teacher Education and Educators


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M. Öztürk and A. Yıldırım, “Perceptions of beginning teachers on pre service teacher preparation in Turkey,” Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, pp. 149–166, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: