Student-teachers' opinions about education and teaching profession example of Anadolu University

CEYLAN M., Turhan E.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.2287-2299 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.324
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2287-2299
  • Keywords: Education, teaching profession, education faculty, teacher candidate
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Education Faculties are the most critic and important sources of the system because they educate teachers who are the most crucial elements in Turkish Education System. Attitudes and abilities which teachers gain during learning have a fundamental place for efficiency of the system. Student-teachers also have opinions about teaching profession and education concept which they had before coming to Education Faculties during student years. These opinions form a base for the attitudes and abilities during their teaching profession education. However, students may have had a point of view about education in their background experiences. In such cases, instructors in Education Faculties have a duty to turn negative ideas into positive ones if it is needed. With this research, it was aimed to determine the views of first class students in Education Faculties upon education and teaching profession. Research has been conducted with first class students from Anadolu University Education Faculty. Data has been summed according to qualitative research method 'interview technique' in two parts as at the beginning of 2008-2009 Fall Term 'Introduction to Education Sciences' and one at the end of the course. It has been found that the student teachers' some negative ideas about education and teaching profession become to positive. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.