In light of the recent ongoing debates in Turkey, the Formation Education, which is provided to students who graduated from faculties other than Educational Faculties, targets to make graduate students acquire the requirements and efficacy criteria of the teaching profession, which are defined in the Turkish National Education Basic Law 1739, Item 32? However, there have been a great deal of serious debates on several issues such as the difference in quality between the teacher candidates who receive this training after graduating from science-literature faculties and the teacher candidates who graduated from educational faculties, the reflection of this difference in the educational community, the duration in which this training is provided, the desire of each candidate receiving this training for being a teacher, and the changes in the attitudes of teacher candidates who receive formation education towards their profession. In this study, which was based on empirical model, the basic aim was to investigate the effects of Formation Education, which is one of the issues of debate in recent years, on the self-efficacy beliefs of students. When the results obtained in the present study were analyzed, it was observed that students experienced a decrease in the self-efficacy levels in the Formation Education process.
Key words: Formation Education, teaching, belief, efficacy.
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