Prospective Teachers' Expectations and Concerns About the Future: Using Possible Selves Theory


TABAK B. Y. , YENEL K. , TABAK H., ŞAHİN F.

JOURNAL OF EDUCATION-US, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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This research aims to discover the opinions of students who will become teachers in the future concerning the expectations and concerns about themselves in the context of the possible selves theory (PST). Qualitative phenomenological research design has been used in this study. The study group consists of 449 students. In the research, the criterion sampling method, which is one of the purposeful sampling methods, has been used. Descriptive analysis has been used in the analysis of data. The findings revealed that the concerns and expectations of the prospective teachers were mostly in the area of pedagogical formation and general culture. It is determined that the most frequent expectation and concern of prospective teachers is to be competent in the profession and losing belief in the profession.