Examining the Training Process of a New Teacher Educator in the Field of the Education of the Hearing Impaired


KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.12, no.2, pp.962-970, 2012 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.962-970
  • Keywords: Teacher Preparation, Teacher Educator, New Teacher Educators, New Teacher Educator Training Process, Action Research, REFLECTIONS, EXPERTISE, INDUCTION, STUDENTS, VIEWS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Training of beginning teacher educators has become a popular topic in the literature. This study aimed to investigate the training procedures of a new teacher educator who would be working in the division of the hearing impaired. The study was designed as action research and a new teacher educator, an experienced teacher educator and an academic experienced in the areas of hearing impairments and qualitative research participated in the study. The data collection techniques included researcher diary, documents, interviews, evaluation forms, audio and video tape recordings The analyses revealed that the process took six phases to complete which were "observation", "evaluation under the control of the experienced teacher educator", "independent evaluation", hie-evaluation under the control of the experienced teacher educator", "semi-independent evaluation" and "full independent evaluation". It was seen that throughout the process, the roles and responsibilities of the teacher educators changed and that these changes were unique to each stage Another finding was that the procedures were very beneficial for the researcher who was both a teacher educator and a classroom teacher.