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Title: Student teachers' views of practicums (teacher training placements) in Turkish and English contexts: a comparative study
Authors: Busher, Hugh
Gündüz, Müge
Cakmak, Melek
Lawson, Tony
First Published: 10-Jul-2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for British Association for International and Comparative Education
Citation: Hugh Busher, Müge Gündüz, Melek Cakmak & Tony Lawson (2014): Student teachers’ views of practicums (teacher training placements) in Turkish and English contexts: a comparative study, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Abstract: How student teachers experience their transformation into serving teachers in the liminal social spaces of the school-based practicum (teaching practice) is of key importance to them, their future students and their educators. The practicum is a challenging experience for student teachers, even with help from university and school-based mentors, as their knowledge of practice, power and culture in schools lacks sophistication. The practicum, an under-researched but important aspect of education, was investigated by this study by asking 480 student teachers in three universities in Turkey and England in 2010-2011 about how well their universities prepared them for the practicum, what made practicums successful and how practicums fostered their professional development. Participants generally thought the practicum helped them to develop skills in student and classroom management, in meeting students' diverse learning needs, in recognising multiple students' perspectives and in grounding their understanding of what it meant to be a teacher 'for real'.
DOI Link: 10.1080/03057925.2014.930659
ISSN: 0305-7925
eISSN: 1469-3623
Links: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057925.2014.930659
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/31681
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. © 2014 British Association for International and Comparative Education. The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education 10 Jul 2014 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057925.2014.930659
Description: An early version of this paper was given at: Network 10 (Teacher Education) European Conference on Education Research, Freistaat University of Berlin, Berlin, 13-15 Sept, 2011
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