The Effectiveness of a Secondary Teacher Education Graduate Program According to Administrators, Faculty Members and Students

Unver G. , Bümen N. , Başbay M.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, cilt.10, ss.1807-1824, 2010 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1807-1824


The purpose of this case study is to examine the effectiveness of a Secondary Teacher Education Graduate Program. We collected qualitative data through interviews with two graduate school directors, five department heads, 58 faculty members and five students at Ege University. We conducted a descriptive analysis technique on the data. According to the results, there are many problems concerning the program such as high quotas of students, unsatisfactory selection of students, lack of motivation for the program and the courses both among the students and the faculty members, insufficiency of the faculty members in the areas of knowledge and pedagogy, inefficiencies in the management oldie courses (especially of the practical courses), lack of specific institutions and persons responsible for the program. Furthermore, the program does not reflect the innovations in teaching and the changes in secondary, education. The participants mainly suggested administrative solutions for the program.