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Preservice Science Teachers’ Views On The Traineeship Applications

Author:Cemal AKÜZÜM, Murat Berat UÇAR, Fatma Melike HIDIROĞLU

DOI: 10.18009/jcer.63157

April 30th, 2015 by Author

Abstract

The purpose of this inquiry is to reveal the preservice science teachers’ views toward the traineeship in school experience course. The participants of this qualitative research were 18 volunteered teacher candidates studying at the Department of Primary Science Education in Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey. The data used in this study was gathered through face-to-face interviews by the researchers. When evaluated the opinions of preservice science teachers about traineeship applications in School Experience I Course, the most of the trainees reported that they encountered problems with their guiding teachers and school administrations. However, it was seen that they were able to take important lessons from these negative situations. Nevertheless, although the all negative situation they faced, the preservice science teachers suggested traineeship experience to start earlier education levels. Overall, in order to make effective traineeship application for teacher candidates’ sake, collaboration of school-faculty should improve; an evaluation mechanism should be prepared to assess guiding teachers and school administrators; inservice teachers should take inservice training to cope with trainees especially for communication and becoming model for them.

Keywords: Preservice science teacher, traineeship, school experience, view

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