International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 2834-7919   |  e-ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2019, Vol. 15(2) 140-156

Professional Knowledge Courses in Teacher Education: Lecturer and Student Views (The Case of Gazi Education Faculty)

Gülgün Bangir Alpan & Gürcü Koç-Erdamar

pp. 140 - 156   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1901-25-0005

Published online: April 06, 2019  |   Number of Views: 222  |  Number of Download: 923


Professional knowledge courses (PKC) at education faculties are designed to educate high quality teachers. This study aims to examine the views of education faculty lecturers, graduates and senior year students about the place and implementation of PKC in teacher education. The study group of the qualitative study included lecturers (20), senior year (22) and graduate (12) students who agreed to take part in the study. Data were collected by using semi structured interview forms. Focus group interviews of 30-45 minutes were held with individual lecturers and graduates, and with groups of 3-5 senior year students. For data analysis, a list of codes was made. Relavant codes were brought together for thematic coding. Analyses of lecturer and student views on PKC revealed the following themes: General perceptions, content, implementation, quality of lecturers, measurement and evaluation in PKC, teaching practice, educational environments, educational system - policies, and recommendations. The study concludes with teacher education recommendations based on the findings.

Keywords: Teacher education, Professional knowledge for teachers, Lecturer views, Teacher candidate views

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Alpan, G.B. & Koc-Erdamar, G. (2019). Professional Knowledge Courses in Teacher Education: Lecturer and Student Views (The Case of Gazi Education Faculty) . International Journal of Progressive Education, 15(2), 140-156. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2019.189.10

Alpan, G. and Koc-Erdamar, G. (2019). Professional Knowledge Courses in Teacher Education: Lecturer and Student Views (The Case of Gazi Education Faculty) . International Journal of Progressive Education, 15(2), pp. 140-156.

Chicago 16th edition
Alpan, Gulgun Bangir and Gurcu Koc-Erdamar (2019). "Professional Knowledge Courses in Teacher Education: Lecturer and Student Views (The Case of Gazi Education Faculty) ". International Journal of Progressive Education 15 (2):140-156. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2019.189.10.

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