The Effect of Master of Education Programme on Opinions about Teaching Profession and the Programme Itself


Sari M.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.35, ss.3-15, 2010 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 155
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.3-15

Özet

The main purpose of this study is to determine the nature of change which had occurred on the opinions of prospective teachers about teaching profession and the programme itself in the master of education programme from the beginning to the end. The study was carried Out with 141 prospective teachers who were attending master of education programme in secondary education subject areas teaching (MEPSESAT) at Cukurova University Education Faculty. Questionnaires which were developed by the researcher were used as data collection tools. In analysing the data, descriptive statistics for quantitative data and content analysis for qualitative data were used.

The main purpose of this study is to determine the nature of change which had occurred on the opinions of prospective teachers about teaching profession and the programme itself in the master of education programme from the beginning to the end. The study was carried Out with 141 prospective teachers who were attending master of education programme in secondary education subject areas teaching (MEPSESAT) at Cukurova University Education Faculty. Questionnaires which were developed by the researcher were used as data collection tools. In analysing the data, descriptive statistics for quantitative data and content analysis for qualitative data were used.

Findings indicated that in both at the beginning and at the end of the MEPSESAT prospective teachers generally have positive views on the statements "teaching is a profession which they will enjoy doing" and "teaching is a profession which requires a serious education". However, there are some negative changes in the opinions of some prospective teachers at the end of the programme. It was also found that while some prospective teachers' opinions about "MEPSESAT can illuminate them the necessary knowledge, skills and values about teaching profession" had changed positively at the end of the programme, some prospective teachers' opinions had changed negatively about this issue.