The Readiness of Primary and Preschool Pre-Service Teachers' for Teaching Profession in Turkey: A Mixed Methods Research

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  •  Derya GİRGİN



Student teachers, preparedness to teach, teacher training, teaching profession, mixed method research


This study aims to examine the readiness of pre-service teachers for teaching in terms of different dimensions. Among the mixed research designs, combined design in which the priority order of qualitative and quantitative methods is equal was preferred for the study. The participants were 127 pre-service teachers in the Faculty of Education. The research data set was obtained from the Preparedness to Teach Scale. In order to determine to what extent pre-service teachers, feel ready for teaching, two focus group sessions and the pre-service teachers were observed. In the study, it was determined that the pre-service teachers' level of readiness for teaching is at a medium level and the pre-service teachers used technology to attract attention and increase participation. It was observed that the pre-service teachers had problems in choosing appropriate teaching strategies, noticing special learning needs or difficulties, and classroom management.

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Corresponding Author: Nur Akcanca,



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How to Cite

GİRGİN, Derya, & AKCANCA, N. (2022). The Readiness of Primary and Preschool Pre-Service Teachers’ for Teaching Profession in Turkey: A Mixed Methods Research. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 8(2), 98–117.