Candidate Teacher Education Program Confusion in Turkey

Figen Cam Tosun, Muzaffer Simsek

APA 6th edition
Tosun, F.C., & Simsek, M. (2018). Candidate Teacher Education Program Confusion in Turkey. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(2), 407-419. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.407

Tosun F.C., and Simsek M. 2018 'Candidate Teacher Education Program Confusion in Turkey', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 407-419. Available from:

Chicago 16th edition
Tosun, Figen Cam and Simsek, Muzaffer . "Candidate Teacher Education Program Confusion in Turkey". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 2(2018): 407-419. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.407


In this research, the purpose is to investigate the practice of teacher candidate procedure and engage in a discourse on the teacher candidates’ views on the practice. The qualitative method has been used in order to analyze teacher candidates’ views on the subject. The subjects of the study comprise 57 teacher candidates currently working in Bayburt. Semi-structured interview forms consisting of questions about the way the teacher candidate education is implemented and questions that refer to their thoughts about the practice were used as data gathering instrument. In this research, content analysis technique has been used for the analysis of the data collected through the interviews. The codes reached through the answers from the informants and their frequencies have been given. The codes with high frequencies have been supported with excerpts from teacher candidates. As a result of the study, it has been found out that most of these teachers who were involved in teacher candidate training consider it ‘a waste of time'. With flexibilities allowed and without proper planning, the practice of the procedure is found to have prevented achievement of the goal. Furthermore, the practice of contract adjunct teaching has also brought about some contradictions.

Keywords: Teacher candidate education, teacher candidate, teacher trainee procedures, initial teacher education.


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