The aim of the present study is to identify which materials Turkish student teachers use in teaching practicum and the usage characteristics of these materials. This is a descriptive study using survey model. The participants of the study were 75 final year students, 35 females and 40 males, studying at the Turkish Language Teaching Department of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University’s Education Faculty in the 2012-2013 academic year. An observation form titled "The Use of Turkish Teaching Materials" developed by the researcher was used as the data gathering material. The literature was reviewed for the content validity of the observation form and expert’s opinion was consulted with regard to its face validity. In terms of data analysis, frequencies and percentages were used. As a result of the study, it was found that the student teachers mostly employed visual materials in the teaching practicum, but never used audial materials. Besides, the student teachers were observed to use the materials they preferred in a suitable way for their aims.
Key words: Turkish teaching, student teachers, teaching materials, teaching environment.
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