The Problems Teachers Encountered During The Candidacy Process
 
Abstract
This research, which was in a qualitative research design, was performed for the purpose of determining the problems that teachers encounter during the candidacy process. The target population of this research consists of the primary school teachers who are working as teacher candidates at 2008-2009 academic year in Elazığ city. As the sample group, forty nine teachers were selected with convenience sampling method. Data were obtained through a ten-itemed structured interview form which was prepared by the researchers and analyzed by NVivo 7 program. The results of the research showed that candidate teachers mostly; experience orientation problems to the profession and to their schools, did not take enough guidance and support, viewed the in-service training as insufficient, indicated that there are differences between graduate education and practice and they experience problems about these matters.
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