IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/and/journl/v10y2010i2p199-226.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Self-Reported Problems Of Pre-Service Efl Teachers Throughout Teaching Practicum

Author

Listed:
  • Ali Merc

    () (Anadolu University)

Abstract

Recent literature on pre-service teacher education emphasizes the importance of student teaching in teacher education programs. For this reason, this study was designed to determine the self-reported problems of pre-service teachers' teaching and to find out whether there is any kind of change in the problems of student teachers throughout the practicum. Ninety-nine Turkish EFL teachers were chosen as the participants of the study who were told to write reflections on their each teaching experience. Data were analyzed by dividing the reflection reports into communication units. Each communication unit was named and labeled according to problems in student teachers' teaching experiences. Categories were also divided into three time periods considering the time of the communication units as stated by student teachers. The analysis of the data revealed five main categories as the sources of student teachers' problems. The analysis suggested that most of the problems of student teachers decrease in frequency whereas some of them increase towards the end of the practicum, or do not show any changes throughout the practicum. Consequently, the study stresses the need for modification in the teacher training curriculum and offers behavioral guidelines to student teachers, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors.

Suggested Citation

  • Ali Merc, 2010. "Self-Reported Problems Of Pre-Service Efl Teachers Throughout Teaching Practicum," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 10(2), pages 199-226, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:10:y:2010:i:2:p:199-226
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.anadolu.edu.tr/arastirma/hakemli_dergiler/sosyal_bilimler/pdf/2010-2/2010_02_013.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    pre-service teacher education; teaching practicum; language teaching; reflection;

    JEL classification:

    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:10:y:2010:i:2:p:199-226. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Social Sciences Institute). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/iianatr.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.