Examining the Views of First Year University Students in Faculty of Science and Literature about Field Education and Teaching Profession


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Sezgin F. , Koşar S. , Er E., Şahin F.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, cilt.29, ss.217-229, 2014 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.217-229

Özet

The aim of this study was to examine the views of first year university students that enrolled compulsory in the faculty of science and literature but who wish to study in faculties of education about field education and teaching profession. This study used a phenomenological design in order to obtain rich data on a particular case. A total of 59 students who enrolled in Gazi University Faculty of Arts and Sciences were selected for the study using criterion sampling and typical sampling. According to results of the study a significant proportion of the participants stated that pedagogical training can be better performed in faculty of education and field training can be better performed in faculty of sciences and literature. A large proportion of respondents perceived teaching as a respectable profession, but draw attention to the uncertainty of current teacher employment policy. Participants have a dilemma on faculty of science and literature is the only way for teacher training, that their perceptions on this issue containing both an opportunity for their faculty and a threat about restricting individual choices. Some suggestions we presented in the light of the results such as, developing the curriculum of faculty of education, improving the collaboration between MEB and YOK in order to prevent the problems in teacher employment and encouraging the faculty of education and faculty of science and literature for performing better field education.