A study of instructors’ educational background who are instructing special education teachers in teaching practice course


Elementary Education Online, vol.19, no.2, pp.757-765, 2020 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.17051/ilkonline.2020.694110
  • Journal Name: Elementary Education Online
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.757-765
  • Keywords: Special education, Teacher training, Teaching practice
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


© 2020, Ankara University. All rights reserved.The aim of this study is to examine instructors' education on special education area who is responsible for teacher practice courses in special education departments. In this study, the description of situation was made by using the document analysis method which is among the qualitative research methods. The data collection process of the research was carried out in 2018. the web pages of these universities chairperson of special education departments have been reached. Research questions are shared with chairpersons of the departments via e-mail or phone. Chairpersons who give consent and willing to participate in this research answer the questions. According to their answers, results were analyzed as numbers and percentages. It was seen that 1669 students graduated from special education teacher and 224 group is opened for teaching practice course. According to this, in most of the special education departments, it is seen that the instructors who did not take this course carry out the course. Looking at the overall results of the study, many of the special education teachers trained in Turkey seems to get their education from universities which established without sufficient staff trained in area.