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DOI

10.14221/ajte.2015v40n5.5

Abstract

This quantitative study aimed to examine (1) the pre-service teachers’ attitudes toward the teaching profession and (2) whether their attitudes are impacted by the pedagogical formation courses that are part of teacher preparation. The findings of the pre-test showed that participants had positive attitudes toward teaching as a profession. However, the examination of the difference between the pre-service teachers’ attitudes towards teaching profession based on before and after taking pedagogical formation courses revealed no statistically significant differences in the participants’ responses. The results of this analysis provide a better understanding of Turkish teacher candidates’ attitudes toward the teaching profession and call for further examination of this topic using a national sample to guide country-wide educational policy changes. Furthermore, this study contributes to the international discourse around teacher preparation and job satisfaction.

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10.14221/ajte.2015v40n5.5