Student Teachers’ Preparedness to Teach: The Case of Turkey

  •  Öznur Ataş Akdemir    


In this research, it is aimed to investigate the level of student teachers’ preparedness to teach in terms of different variables. To this end, a descriptive survey study is conducted with 211 undergraduate students studying at the faculty of education of a Turkish public university. The data is collected with The Preparedness to Teach Scale. Standard deviation, arithmetic mean, frequency, percentage, t test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), Scheffe and LSD (Least Significant Difference) test are used in data analysis procedure. According to the results, it is found that student teachers’ level of preparedness to teach, understanding learner, designing effective learning environment, designing the process of teaching and technopedagogical competencies are at sufficient level. Additionally, while there isn’t any difference between the levels of student teachers’ preparedness to teach in terms of gender, there are some differences between them in terms of their departments and class levels. Some suggestions based on the result of the present study are directed at researchers and practitioners.

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