Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1918

Full Length Research Paper

Development of a scale for evaluating the pedagogical formation program implemented with Turkish prospective teachers

Oktay Cem ADIGUZEL
  • Oktay Cem ADIGUZEL
  • Anadolu University Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Science Eskisehir, Turkey
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  •  Received: 01 December 2014
  •  Accepted: 07 January 2015
  •  Published: 23 January 2015

Abstract

The current study aims to develop a scale to evaluate the Pedagogical Formation Program implemented at a Turkish state university. Participants were 221 prospective teachers enrolled in the Pedagogical Formation Program in the 2010-2011 academic year. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted on the scale items which revealed four factors sheltering 26 items. The scale was administered again to 215 participants at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year to validate the proposed structure through a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Findings revealed a 25-item structure, which confirmed the proposed factor solution. Implications and suggestions for further research were provided in accordance with the recent literature.

Key words: Program evaluation, pedagogical formation, scale development, Prospective teachers